Our Captain's command

Louder and nearer the battle is

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Louder and nearer the battle is raging]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Louder and nearer the battle is raging,
Fierce is the conflict that now meets our view;
Jesus, the Captain of our great salvation,
He is now calling for soldiers true.

Go, go, go! ‘tis our Captain’s command,
Fight, fight, fight! with heart and hand;
Haste, haste, haste! for he calls now for you;
Always and ever to him be true.

2 Bearing the banner of Jesus victorious,
Christ, and his church, shall our cry ever be;
Strongest of foes by his might we shall conquer,
He ever leads us to victory. [Refrain]

3 When the last battle is fought for his kingdom,
Songs of the victor we joyfully sing;
We shall return from the conflict triumphant,
Honored and crowned by our Savior king. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #96

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Louder and nearer the battle is
Title: Our Captain's command
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Go, go, go, 'Tis our Captain's command
Copyright: Public Domain


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His Worthy Praise #96

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