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Simply an Armor-Bearer

Simply an armor-bearer, lo! I stand

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Simply an armor-bearer, lo! I stand]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Simply an armor-bearer, lo! I stand,
Ready, waiting, willing, at the Lord’s command;
Into the conflict, and against the foe,
Where the King commandeth I will gladly go.

On the way to glory,
Marching on, marching on
On the way to glory,
Marching ‘gainst the foe.

2 Simply an armor-bearer, I can see
Where the foe is strongest, there is need of me;
And as a loyal soldier, I’ll appear
On the field of conflict with a song of cheer. [Refrain]

3 Simply an armor-bearer, who shall say
That the Lord will turn me from the field away?
Lo! He is calling, and His promise true,
Is to all who faithfully His work pursue. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #50

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Simply an armor-bearer, lo! I stand
Title: Simply an Armor-Bearer
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: On the way to glory
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Gospel Jewels #50

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