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The army of the cross advances

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1 The army of the Cross advances clad in armor bright,
The spirit’s sword unsheathed for battle, flashes in the light;
The hosts of sin cannot withstand the pow’r of God displayed,
Then forward! March to meet the foe, nor ever be dismayed.

Then with our banner flying, singing as we go,
Trusting Jesus boldly meet the foe,
Then forward! March! March! Victory is night,
We’ll trust in God and persevere, we’ll conquer by and by.

2 The army of the Cross is trusting in the Lord of hosts,
The God of battles stronger is than Satan’s idle boasts,
His promise to be with us will sustain us in the fray,
So trust in God and struggle on, the right will win the day. [Refrain]

3 The army of the Cross triumphant in the end shall be,
A crown to wear and palms to bear, with songs of victory;
The gates of Zion enter at the Saviour’s feet to lay,
The trophies of the battles fought, when right has won the day. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #40

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: The army of the cross advances
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Then with our banners flying



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