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Say, little soldiers, who fight for the true

Say, little soldiers, who fight for the true

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Say, little soldiers, who fight for the true]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Say, little soldiers, who fight for the true,
Are you all ready to dare and to do?
Oh, have you thought of the work to be done,
Down midst the children that many would shun,
Living in darkness, the Bible unknown;
You must go to them and tell them, each one
That in the school here each heart, kind and true,
Waits to give welcome! oh this you can do!

Chorus:
Gather them in, gather them in,
gather them into the Sunday School band,
Gather them in, gather them in,
Show them the way to the far Better Land;
Out of the highways and byways of sin,
Gather them in, gather them in;
Help them this glory immortal to win,
Gather, O gather them in.

2 Tell them of Jesus, who loved them so well;
Tell them of heaven, where glad anthems swell;
Tell them the evil and blackness of sin;
Tell them their souls must be spotless and clean.
Love them and win them each poor girl and boy,
Out of the errors that curse and destroy,
Gather them in to the ranks where you fight,
Lead them from darkness out into the light. [Chorus]

Source: Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #68

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Say, little soldiers, who fight for the true
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Gather them
Copyright: Public Domain

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Minnetonka Songs #68

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