O we are volunteers in the army of the Lord

O we are volunteers in the army of the Lord

Author: George F. Root
Tune: COURAGE (Root)
Published in 42 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, we are volunteers in the army of the Lord,
Forming into line at our Captain's word;
We are under marching orders to take the battle field,
And we'll ne'er give o'er the fight till the foe shall yield.

Refrain:
Come and join the army, the army of the Lord,
Jesus is our Captain, we rally at his word;
Sharp will be the conflict with the powers of sin,
But with such a Leader, we are sure to win.

2 The glory of our flag is the emblem of the dove,
Gleaming are our swords from the forge of love;
We go forth, but not to battle for earthly honors vain,
'Tis a bright immortal crown that we seek to gain. [Refrain]

3 Oh, glorious is the struggle in which we draw the sword,
Glorious is the Kingdom of Christ, our Lord;
It shall spread from sea to sea, it shall reach from shore to shore,
And his people shall be blessed for evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #111

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O we are volunteers in the army of the Lord
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: Come and join the army

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #53Page Scan
Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home #131Page Scan
Bright Gems #d124
Calvary Songs #111TextAudioPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d130
Children's Praise No. 1 #20Page Scan
Choice Songs, a collection of Sunday school and gospel songs for use in churches, Sunday schools, young people's societies, revival meetings and conventions #56Page Scan
Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #105cPage Scan
Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #202Page Scan
Golden Censer #d65
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #51Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d168
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #72Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d114
Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d192
International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #135Page Scan
Northfield Hymns for Young People #86Page Scan
Our New Hymnal #341Page Scan
Precious Hymns #269Page Scan
Royal Praise for the Sunday School: a collection of new and selected gospel songs. With a clear and concise course of instruction in the elements of music #62Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #416Page Scan
Spirit of Praise #d80
Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d112
Sunshine for Sunday Schools #d74
Sweet Songs #d31
The Book of Worship #d399
The Church School Hymnal #191Page Scan
The Clariona #d155
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #141Page Scan
The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #203Page Scan
The Gem #d108
The Glorious Cause: a Collection of Songs, Hymns and Choruses for Earnest Temperance Workers #d77
The New Golden Censer: a musical offering to the sabbath schools #88Page Scan
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #176Page Scan
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d139
The Saint John's Church Sunday School Hymn Book #d78
The Silver Chime: a cluster of Sabbath school melodies, tunes, sentences, chants, etc., for the use of children and teachers in their school exercises, devotions, and recreations, to which is added... #52Page Scan
The Silver Spray #d85
The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d108
The Singing Pilgrim #d139
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #150Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #150Page Scan



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