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Little Soldiers

Learning how to fight

Author: James Rowe (1914)
Tune: [Learning how to fight]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1. Learning how to fight
Keeping Christ in sight,
We are singing, joy-bells ringing,
Marching in the light.

Refrain
Training, learning,
God’s dear will to do;
Singing, clinging,
Little soldiers true.

2. Jesus is our Guide,
He is at our side;
He defends us, courage lends us,
True we shall abide. [Refrain]

3. If we conquer sin,
Keeping pure within,
Winning glory with His story,
Life-crown we shall win. [Refrain]

4. In a happy place,
With the saved by grace,
Carols raising, Jesus praising,
We shall see His face. [Refrain]

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Learning how to fight
Title: Little Soldiers
Author: James Rowe (1914)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Training, learning
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3812
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The Cyber Hymnal #3812

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