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

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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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… 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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