Soldiers, true and faithful, hear the trumpets call

Soldiers, true and faithful, hear the trumpets call

Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Soldiers, true and faithful,
Hear the trumpets call;
‘Neath your Captain’s banner,
Range ye one and all.
Not against the Devil,
Not against the world,
Must the red-cross banner
Only be unfurled.

2 Subtle foes are lurking
Deep your hearts within,
There first wage the battle
With the power of sin.
O’er the sight and hearing,
Touch, and taste, and smell,
Let a watch, good Christians,
Guard those portals well.

3 Satan, through the senses,
Seeks your souls to slay,
Let no secret traitor,
Jesus’ cause betray.
If to lusts enticing
Ye betray your heart,
Can ye bid the Devil,
And the world depart?

4 By the signs upon you,
By Christ’s life within,
Close in deadly conflict
With each pleasant sin.
Jesus’ eye is on you,
Keep your solemn vow;
Then a crown immortal
Shall adorn your brow.

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #215

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Soldiers, true and faithful, hear the trumpets call
Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #486

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An Evening Service Book #125

Carmina for Social Worship #d224

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #220

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d175

Spirit of Song #d94

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The New Children's Hymnal #217

The Praise Hymnal #215

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The School Hymnal #253

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The Sunday School Hymnal #215

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The Sunday School Hymnal #215

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #553

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Voices of Praise #313

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