The tramp of the host

Like an army We are marching under a banner

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [Like an army we are marching] (Gabriel)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like an army we are marching
Under a banner grand and glorious,
Ev’ry soldier true and loyal
In the service of the King.
Forward ever on to battle,
Following Christ, who goes before us,
With a tramp, tramp, tramp, moving onward,
While the victor’s song we sing.

Refrain:
Like an army with banners flying,
Against the hosts of sin we march, march away!
Souls in bondage of sin are dying;
“They must and shall be free!” rings the war-cry today,
“They must and shall be free!” rings the war-cry today.

2 Sin and error are appalling!
Perishing souls are all around us;
Heathen nations on before us
For the gospel watch and pray.
Nothing daunted, nothing fearing,
Joyfully onward to the rescue,
With a tramp, tramp, tramp, moving onward,
Where our Savior leads the way. [Refrain]

3 Many dangers lie before us,
Wearisome marches, sorrows, losses;
Heavy burdens, lonely vigils
To be kept by day and night;
Yet determined and united,
Sharing alike in cares and sorrows,
With a tramp, tramp, tramp, moving onward,
Upward to the land of light. [Refrain]


Source: Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #121

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like an army We are marching under a banner
Title: The tramp of the host
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Like an army with banners flying

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Coronation Hymns #238

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d134

Inspiring Hymns #d183

Page Scan

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