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When the shout of battle dies away

There’s a sound of warfare over the whole wide world

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [There’s a sound of warfare over the whole wide world]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a sound of warfare o’er the whole wide world,
Hosts of sin are gath’ring for the fray;
Time is swiftly flying! where will you be found,
When the shout of battle dies away!

Refrain:
He will come on the clouds of glory!
We shall meet on that last great day;
Shall we greet Him with joy or sorrow,
When the shout of battle dies away?

2 Long may be the conflict ere the Lord draws near,
We can never know the hour or day;
But, if faithful soldiers, we can rest secure,
When the shout of battle dies away! [Refrain]

3 There’s a sound of warfare swelling loud and strong!
Soon the din and strife shall end for aye;
May our names be written in His book of life,
When the shout of battle dies away! [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #33

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: There’s a sound of warfare over the whole wide world
Title: When the shout of battle dies away
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: He will come on the clouds of glory

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #33

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #33

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