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The Christian hero

Live on the field of battle

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Tune: [Live on the field of battle]
Published in 35 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Live on the field of battle!
Be earnest in the fight;
Stand forth with manly courage,
And struggle for the right.
Live! live! live! live!
On the field of battle.

2 Watch on the field of battle!
The foe is ev’rywhere;
His fiery darts fly quickly,
Like lightning thro’ the air.
Watch! watch! watch! watch!
On the field of battle.

3 Pray on the field of battle!
God works with those who pray;
His mighty arm can nerve us,
And make us win the day.
Pray! pray! pray! pray!
On the field of battle.

4 Die on the field of battle!
‘Tis noble thus to die;
God smiles on valiant soldiers,
Their record is on high.
Die! die! die! die!
On the field of battle.

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #47

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Live on the field of battle
Title: The Christian hero
Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 35 of 35)
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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #T40

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #273

Glad Tidings #d49

Golden Censer #d47

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Gospel Praise Book #29

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Gospel Praise Book. #29

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d28

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a319

Prison Hymn Book #d192

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #92

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #418

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Songs of the Kingdom #47

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d107

Temperance Glee Book #d17

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Temperance Rallying Songs #47

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d109

The Canadian Warbler #d89

The Chapel Hymn Book #d218

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The Devotional Chimes #51a

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #588

The Devotional Hymn Book #d267

The Gem of Gems #d86

The Junior Hymnal #d72

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The New Golden Censer #77

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The New Song #116a

The Pilgrim's Harp #d129

The Revival Music Book #d43

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The Sabbath School Bell #126

The Southern Zion's Songster #d59

Union Hymnal and music #d11

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Vestry Chimes #9

Wreath of Praise #d62

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