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The Bugle Call

Loud and sharp, O Christian soldiers

Author: Levi Gilbert
Tune: [Loud and sharp, O Christian soldiers]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Loud and sharp, O Christian soldiers,
Peals the trumpet of the Lord!
Leaping into line of battle,
Wield the spirit’s flaming sword!

More is Christ than all against you,
Form your columns firm and close;
Pressing on o’er trench and rampart,
You shall vanquish all your foes!

2 Fierce the conflict, but your mettle
Is the sort true manhood boasts;
Soon or late, at last shall Satan
Flee before your cheering hosts! [Refrain]

3 Who’re afraid and who are fearful,
Let them turn now and depart;
Gideon kept three hundred only,
But each man a valiant heart. [Refrain]

4 Saints on earth and saints in glory—
Clouds of witnesses around,—
Men and angels—all are praying,
Lest you halt and yield your ground. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #247

Author: Levi Gilbert

19th Century We have little data on Gilbert, except that he was a minister. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Loud and sharp, O Christian soldiers
Title: The Bugle Call
Author: Levi Gilbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: More is Christ than all against you
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #207


Hymns for Today #247

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