Christmas army

Marching, marching, like a mighty army

Author: William Lesley Mason
Tune: THE CHRISTMAS ARMY
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Marching, marching, like a mighty army,
Come the boys and girls from far and near.
Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, see their banners waving,
While the strains of music strike the ear.
Who would stand aloof at such a moment?
Who refuse to join this grand array?
With our Captain glorious,
We shall be victorious;
Come, then, fall in line without delay.

Refrain:
Hear the call! Hear the call!
How it echoes far away,
With our Captain glorious,
We shall be victorious;
Come, then, fall in line without delay.

2 Wake then, wake then, soldiers, for the battle,
Right o'er wrong must certainly prevail!
True hearts, clean hands, purpose firm and fearless,
Never faltering, never saying "Fail."
"All the world for Christ" shall be our motto;
Bloodless, conquests thro' the Prince of Peace.
When the fight is ended,
With our Lord ascended,
We shall join in songs that never cease.

Refrain:
Hear the call! Hear the call!
How it echoes far away,
When the fight is ended,
Without our Lord ascended,
We shall join in songs that never cease.


Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #162

Author: William Lesley Mason

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Text Information

First Line: Marching, marching, like a mighty army
Title: Christmas army
Author: William Lesley Mason
Refrain First Line: Hear the call, hear the call, how it echoes
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bright Gems #d97

Glad Tidings #d105

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International Song Service #162

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