March on, march on, O ye soldiers true

March on, march on, O ye soldiers true

Author: Ella S. Armitage
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 March on, march on, ye soldiers true,
In the cross of Christ confiding,
For the field is set, and the hosts are met,
And the Lord His own is guiding.
Thro’ the earth’s wide round, we the tidings sound
Of the Lord who came from heaven;
Of the mighty hope, that with death can cope,
And the love so freely given.

Refrain:
March on, march on, ye soldiers true,
In the cross of Christ confiding,
For the field is set, and the hosts are met,
And the Lord His own is guiding.

2 We march to fright with the pow’rs of night,
That hold the world in sorrow;
And the broken heart shall be healed of its smart,
And arise to a joyful morrow.
O’er the realms of night shall our standard bright
Arise, their darkness clearing;
And the souls that were dead to the Lord who bled,
Shall revive at His glad appearing. [Refrain]

3 Long, long is the fight, but the God of light
Is ever watching near us;
And the pray’rs that rise to the list’ning skies
Like a song of hope shall cheer us;
Till the sunrise broad of the day of God
Shall shine on the Victor’s glory,
And earth at rest, in her Lord confessed,
Shall rejoice in the finished story. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #74

Author: Ella S. Armitage

E. S. A. The initials of Ella Sophia Armitage, née Bulley, daughter of S. M. Bulley, of Liverpool, and granddaughter of T. Raffles, D.D. (p. 948, ii.). She was born at Liverpool, March 3, 1841, and married in 1874 to the Rev. E. Armitage, M.A., now (1891) Theological Professor in the Congregational United College, Bradford. Mrs. Armitage has published: (1) The Childhood of the English Nation; (2) The Connection of England and Scotland; (3) The Education of a Christian Home; and (4) a Service of Song entitled The Garden of the Lord, Lond., Novello, 1881. In the last work there are 16 of her original hymns. Mrs. Armitage's hymns in common use include:— 1. Eternal Love, Whose law doth sway. Holy Matrimony. Written in 1879 for the marr… Go to person page >

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First Line: March on, march on, O ye soldiers true
Author: Ella S. Armitage
Copyright: Public Domain

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