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O be faithful, Christian soldiers

O be faithful, Christian soldiers

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [O be faithful, Christian soldiers]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O be faithful, Christian soldiers, in a very little while
You will reach the land of promise, there to bask in Jesus’ smile;
Be courageous, brave and loyal, lift the crimson banner high—
O the crowning time is coming, yes, ‘its coming, by and by.

Refrain:
It is coming, quickly coming,
O the crowning time is coming, by and by,
It is coming, quickly coming,
O the crowning time is coming, by and by.

2 On to battle, Christian soldiers, for the truth and for the right,
In the name of Christ your Captain, on, to conquer in the fight;
On, to gather precious trophies for the shining home on high—
O the crowning time is coming, yes, ‘its coming, by and by. [Refrain]

3 Go and stand among the foremost, God’s own sword to bravely wield,
Keep your armor shining brightly, fight until the foe shall yield;
You shall surely come off victors, “more than conq’rers” if you try—
O the crowning time is coming, yes, ‘its coming, by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #214

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O be faithful, Christian soldiers
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: It is coming, quickly coming
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