1 Sound the battle cry!
See, the foe is nigh;
Raise the standard high for the Lord;
Gird your armor on,
Stand firm, every one;
Rest your cause upon His holy Word.
Rouse, then, soldiers, rally round the banner,
Ready, steady, pass the word along;
Onward, forward, shout aloud, Hosanna!
Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.
2 Strong to meet the foe,
Marching on we go,
While our cause we know, must prevail;
Shield and banner bright,
Gleaming in the light;
Battling for the right we ne’er can fail. (Chorus)
3 O! Thou God of all,
Hear us when we call,
Help us one and all by Thy grace;
When the battle’s done,
And the vict’ry’s won,
May we wear the crown before Thy face. (Chorus)
Source: Hymns of Faith #490
|First Line:||Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh|
|Title:||Sound the Battle Cry|
|Author:||William F. Sherwin (1869)|
|Meter:||10.8.10.8 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Rouse then, soldiers, rally round the banner|