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Fighting the Battle of Christ

O don't you hear the alarm

Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O don't you hear the alarm,
Hark--how the trumpet sounds,
It is the Lord of glory,
That gives the gospel bounds.

2 Come and accept his offer,
Before it is too late,
For Jesus is a calling
Before he shuts the gate.

3 Come, let us go together,
And lift into his band,
For Jesus is our captain,
He's bounty in his hand.

4 The trumpet is a sounding,
It's for more volunteers,
Come like a valiant soldier,
And cast away your fears.

5 Come who will list with Jesus,
A soldier for to make,
And like a faithful subject,
His armor on you take.

6 He's food and raiment plenty,
Enough--and for to spare,
All things he has provided,
That you have need to wear.

7 Then let us well remember,
How Israel was freed,
When from the hand of Pharaoh,
By Moses they were led.

8 The pillar went before them,
And Moses with his rod,
No doubt we shall win the day
If we but trust in God.

9 Our enemies are many,
On every side they stand,
Then let us go together,
With weapons in our hand.

10 Let us begin the battle,
Like David with his sling--
Fight with courage stout and bold,
For Jesus Christ our King.

11 Then, when the war is ended,
We'll lay our weapons by,
And fly aloft to Jesus,
To reign above the sky.

12 In peace we'll wear the laurel,
When our foes are slain,
We'll take the large possession,
Where peace for ever reigns.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

Text Information

First Line: O don't you hear the alarm
Title: Fighting the Battle of Christ
Language: English

Timeline

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d72

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Stereotype ed. #d68

A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #40

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d126

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d101

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #111

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d122

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d191

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The Christian Psalmist #S88

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