March on, salvation soldiers

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1 March on, salvation soldiers,
March forward to the fight,
With Jesus as our leader,
We’ll put the foe to flight;
In spite of men and devils
We’ll raise our banner high,
For the day of victory’s coming by and by.

The day of victory’s coming, ‘tis coming by and by,
When to the cross of Calvary all nations they will fly;
We’re soldiers in the Army, we’ll fight until we die,
For the day of victory’s coming by and by.

2 Hell’s forces may be mighty,
A strong opposing band,
Yet never be discouraged,
For Jesus boldly stand;
With blood and fire we’ll conquer,
Our every foe defy,
For the day of victory’s coming by and by.

3 Though some would try to crush us,
We’re rising every day,
And soon o’er every land and sea
Our flag shall have the sway;
Salvation free to all men
Shall be our battle cry,
For the day of victory’s coming by and by.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #810

Author: James C. Bateman

James C. Bateman was born on No­vem­ber 18, 1854 in Hull, York­shire, Eng­land. Bate­man be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer sing­ing and play­ing the ban­jo in mu­sic halls, while al­so work­ing at an oil mill. He was con­vert­ed af­ter at­tend­ing a Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) hall in Sul­coates. He later joined the Salvation Army, be­com­ing an of­fi­cer in 1882. He served in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Crad­ley Heath, North­amp­ton, Man­ches­ter Open­shaw, Han­ley, and Mid­dles­bo­rough, and con­trib­ut­ed a num­ber of songs to The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist. He died on June 5, 1888 in Pentre, South Wales. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (  Go to person page >

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First Line: March on, salvation soldiers
Author: James C. Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The day of victory's coming
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #810

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