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: [O, we are volunteers in the army of the Lord]
Published in 43 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11986
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 43 of 43)
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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #53

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Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home #131

Bright Gems #d124

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Calvary Songs #111

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d130

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Children's Praise No. 1 #20

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Choice Songs #56

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #105c

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Gloria #202

Golden Censer #d65

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Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #51

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d168

Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d114

Hymns of the Centuries #d192

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International Song Service #135

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Northfield Hymns for Young People #86

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Our New Hymnal #341

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Precious Hymns #269

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Royal Praise for the Sunday School #62

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #416

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

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The Church School Hymnal #191

The Clariona #d155

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The Cyber Hymnal #11986

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #141

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #203

The Gem #d108

The Glorious Cause #d77

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The New Golden Censer #88

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #176

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d139

The Saint John's Church Sunday School Hymn Book #d78

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The Silver Chime #52

The Silver Spray #d85

The Silver Spray #d108

The Singing Pilgrim #d139

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The Sunday School Hymnal #150

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The Sunday School Hymnal #150

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