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O See the Epworth Army!

O behold this valiant army marching by

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [O behold this valiant army marching by]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O behold this valiant army marching by,
See their banners proudly wave toward the sky;
Singing as they're marching all along the way,
Looking up and lifting up from day to day.

O see the Epworth army marching by,
Look up and lift up is their battle cry;
Look up to Jesus with a faith not dim,
Lift up the weak ones, point them to him.

2 Look upon this army as they march along,
"All the world for Jesus" is their battle song;
Jesus is their Captain, he will lead them right,
Looking up and lifting up, they'll win the fight. [Chorus]

3 Where this army marches, clouds all disappear,
For they carry sunshine, happiness and cheer;
Heavy hearts grow lighter, hope is made to live,
Blessings fall upon them for the aid they give. [Chorus]

4 Come and join this army, be a soldier true,
Old or young, a glorious work is waiting you;
Looking up and lifting up you'll win the prize,
Then awaits a crown of life above the skies. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #64

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: O behold this valiant army marching by
Title: O See the Epworth Army!
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O see the Epworth army marching by
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light in the Valley #64

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