The call to arms

There's a call for soldiers on the field of battle

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [There's a call for soldiers on the field of battle]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There’s a call for soldiers on the field of battle,
There’s a fight to win o’er Satan’s host arrayed;
Then gird your armor on,
Go forth to right the wrong,
Be not afraid, for Jesus leads the way.

See the hosts of sin advancing,
Satan is leading on,
Then on for Jesus! on for Jesus!
Ever singing the victor’s song.
Then gird your armor on, go forth to right the wrong,
Be not dismayed, though fierce the conflict be;
Then on to victory!
Then on to victory!
“For Jesus only” let the watchword be.

2 There’s a call for soldiers on the field of battle,
There is earnest need for workers true and brave;
Tho’ fierce the conflict be,
Tho’ strong the foemen be,
Press firmly on, the cause of Christ to save.

See the hosts of sin advancing,
Satan is leading on,
Then on for Jesus! on for Jesus!
Ever singing the victor’s song.
Then gird your armor on, go forth to right the wrong,
Be not dismayed, though fierce the conflict be;
Then on to victory!
Then on to victory!
“For Jesus only” let the watchword be.

3 Behold! our Captain leadeth on to victory,
And Satan’s horde is scattered far and near;
Then shout the battle-cry,
With banners waving high,
The God of battle leads us, do not fear.

See the hosts of sin retreating,
Satan is leading on,
Then on for Jesus! on for Jesus!
Ever singing the victor’s song.
Then gird your armor on, go forth to right the wrong,
Be not dismayed, though fierce the conflict be;
Then on to victory!
Then on to victory!
“For Jesus only” let the watchword be.

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #151

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

J Howard Entwisle USA 1865-1901. Born in PA, he became a musician and songbook editor-compiler in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1890s. He collaberated with William J Kirkpatrick, also of Philadelphia, promoting gospel songs. He helped compile “Songs of love and praise #4”, then later “Songs of love and praise #5”. Other published works were: “Bright melodies” (1899), “Heavenly sunlight” (1900), “Exalted praise” (1901). He died in Philadelphia. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a call for soldiers on the field of battle
Title: The call to arms
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Refrain First Line: See the hosts of sin advancing

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