Into the enemy's country

There is an army brave and loyal

Author: Laurene Highfield
Tune: [There is an army brave and loyal]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is an army brave and loyal,
Marching unto the battle royal;
Into the country of the enemy advancing,
They are not content to guard the right;
But marching on in columns steady,
Marching with weapons drawn and ready,
Where’er the host of sin and evil are entrenched,
They mean to force the fight.

Refrain:
Marching against the hosts of evil,
Where sin abounds, boldly the land they invade,
Marching along to fight for Jesus,
Strong in His strength, onward they go undismayed;
Marching against the pow’rs of darkness,
Forcing the fight wherever sin lurks in the shadows;
Marching along right valiantly,
They are striving faithfully
To rid the world of sin.

2 Earnest and true, they never falter,
Nothing their faith or zeal can alter;
In their Redeemer’s strength to conquest they are going;
They would save the world from shame and blight.
Marching along with gleaming lances,
Ever the conq’ring line advances,
Eager to meet the hosts off darkness, and against them
Wave a winning fight. [Refrain]

3 Full of the hope which right engenders,
Steady and true like staunch defenders,
Marching against the foes that vainly strive and threaten,
They the enemies of God would smite.
Valiant and strong to do His bidding,
Bravely the land from evil ridding,
Until the victory is certain, they with courage
Will keep up the fight. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #148

Author: Laurene Highfield

Laurene Highfield was born in Quincy, Illinois. She wrote about three hundred hymns and sacred songs, the libretto of one orotorio and several cantatas among other works. NN Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is an army brave and loyal
Title: Into the enemy's country
Author: Laurene Highfield
Refrain First Line: Marching against the hosts of evil

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Carmina Sacra #d198

Enduring Hymns #d204

Gospel Bells #d204

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