Soldiers of Zion, on we go

Soldiers of Zion, on we go

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Soldiers of Zion, on we go]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Soldiers of Zion, on we go,
Brave are the hearts that face the foe;
Vict’ry awaits us, for we know
We follow the Lord our King;
Not by the might of human arm,
Not by the pow’r of earth to harm,
But by the Spirit’s holy charm,
Shall we the triumph sing.

Refrain:
Soldiers of Zion, on we go,
Brave are the hearts that face the foe;
Vict’ry awaits us, for we know
We follow the Lord our King.

2 Hark to the trump that sounds for war,
See how the flag goes on before,
Look how the ranks swell more and more
As Jesus the King leads on;
Strong are the hosts of Sin and Death,
Stronger the might of Him who saith,
“I will consume them with my breath!”
Then will the field be won. [Refrain]

3 Sure as the Truth, will dawn the day
When giant Wrong will end his sway,
Bondage and Error flee away,
And earth to the Lord belong;
Courage, ye souls who fight and plod,
This is the path that worthies trod;
Gird up your loins, Elect of God;
Soon comes the victor’s song. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #184

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

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Author: Robert Lowry

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