We’re a Valiant Band

The battle’s on and it must be won

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [The battle’s on and it must be won]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The battle’s on and it must be won,
We must fight the fight of faith;
We’re a valiant band in a hostile land,
We’ll be faithful unto death.

Refrain:
We’re a valiant band in a hostile land,
But we do not fear the foe,
We are marching along with our banner and song,
And to mighty conquests go,
We are marching along with our banner and song,
And to mighty conquests go.
Onward we go, Onward we go,
Yes, onward to vict’ry go.

2 The pow’rs of sin, both without, within,
We must surely put to flight;
With a steady aim, and in Jesus’ name,
We are sure to win the fight. [Refrain]

3 We’re in the strife, ‘till the end of life,
‘Till the latest foe has fled;
We will never stay, on our conqu’ring way,
For the crown is just ahead. [Refrain]

4 We must prevail, for we cannot fail,
‘Tis the promise of God’s word;
The victory’s sure, if we still endure,
And are faithful to our Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #150

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The battle’s on and it must be won
Title: We’re a Valiant Band
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: We’re a valiant band in a hostile land
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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