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Soldiers, go, but not to claim

Soldiers, go, but not to claim

Tune: CHRISTIAN SOLDIER [2]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1.
Soldiers, go, but not to claim
Mouldering spoils of earthborn treasure,
Not to build a vaunting name,
Not to dwell in tents of pleasure,
Dream not that the way is smooth,
Hope not that the thorns are roses,
Turn no wishful eye of youth,
Where the sunny beam reposes.
Thou hast sterner work to do,
Hast to cut thy passage through;
Close behind the gulfs are burning:
Forward then, there's no returning.

The Southern Harmony

Text Information

First Line: Soldiers, go, but not to claim
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.8.7.8.7.7.8.8
Source: Dover Selection p. 134
Language: English

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