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Marching orders

Representative Text

1 Like the warriors of old we’re enlisted today,
Under Christ, the mighty Captain, driving sin away;
In his armor we’re clad, at his word we obey,
And we’re ready when our marching orders come.

Then we fall in line, as our Captain’s voice we hear,
At his welcome sign in his presence we appear,
While a shout of ringing triumph echoes far and near,
When our marching orders come. [Refrain]

2 With his word for our sword, with our faith for a shield,
Ev’ry enemy we’ll conquer, ev’ry foe will yield;
All the weapons of truth he has taught us to wield,
And to answer when our marching orders come. [Refrain]

3 So we serve him with joy and we trust in his might,
And we welcome ev’ry conflict in the cause of right;
In the praise of his name all his soldiers unite,
As we gather when our marching orders come. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #114

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: Like the warriors of old
Title: Marching orders
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Then we fall in line



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His Worthy Praise #114

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Songs for the Sunday School #82

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