The Battle is On

The battle is on, the banners are waving

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [The battle is on, the banners are waving]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The battle is on, the banners are waving,
The soldiers of God are fighting today;
Our glorious King the wayward is saving;
So fall into line and hasten away.

Refrain:
The battle is on, the battle is on,
The forces of God now fight against wrong,
The army of sin will have to give in,
The faithful shall sing the victory song.

2 The battle is on! O soldier, keep fighting,
Have faith in the great Commander who leads;
The wrongs of the world Jehovah is righting,
The fearless and true to glory He speeds. [Refrain]

3 The battle is on! The crown we are sinning,
To us it will come when ended the strife;
Then, happy and pure, where no one is sinning,
Our souls shall enjoy perpetual life. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #38

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The battle is on, the banners are waving
Title: The Battle is On
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: The battle is on, the battle is on
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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