In His Hand

Tell me why, O Christian soldier

Author: Mrs. J. F. Moser
Tune: [Tell me why, O Christian soldier]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Tell me why, O Christian soldier,
Thou art lying in the dust?
With thine armor and thy garments
Rolled in mildew and in rust?
Is the fallen angel waiting,
Near at hand to clutch thy throat,
Like a lion, when his victim
Is assured, with growl and gloat?

2 Fear thou not! He cannot touch thee,
By thy side is One in white,
Mightier than ten thousand demons;
He can put the foe to flight.
None can snatch from out His hand;
All the hosts of hell are powerless
At a look, or one command.

3 Then arise! arise! O soldier,
Shout for joy!
Shake off thy dust!
Change thy galling coat of sackcloth
For the garb of praise and trust!
Gird thine armor on, and hasten!
Join thy comrades in the fray!
Not a foeman can stand before Thee;
Only watch, and fight, and pray!

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #45

Author: Mrs. J. F. Moser

Jessie Fremont Moser, born 8 June 1860, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA. Died 21 August 1944, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Married to Ellet Joseph WAGGONER.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell me why, O Christian soldier
Title: In His Hand
Author: Mrs. J. F. Moser
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Gospel Message Choir #45

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