1 We are happy Christian soldiers, marching for the cause of right,
The Savior is our Captain and we’re bound to win the fight;
Come and join us, and we’ll tell you how He wins by truth and love,
As we’re marching to that home above.
We are marching onward
For the cause of right,
The royal banner
Gleaming in the light;
By the cross of Christ we’ll ever take our stand,
As we’re marching to that heav’nly land.
2 When the bugle sounds for battle, we will never know a fear,
Our armor is the Word of God, its truth our mighty spear;
If we rally ‘round our Leader we will capture Satan’s band,
As we’re marching to the heav’nly land. [Refrain]
3 Tho’ the way at times seems dreary, and our burdens hard to bear,
If we but trust in Jesus He will lighten ev’ry care,
So that when the battle’s over, and we never more shall roam,
He will lead us to that heav’nly home. [Refrain]
Smith, DeLoss. (1875?--March 16, 1939, Missoula, Montana). Attended Eureka College, Illinois. Associated with William H. Boles and Charles Reign Scoville. Moved to New York City in 1907; director of music at Central Church, New York City, and Central Church, Des Moines, Iowa. Joined the music faculty at Columbia University, and in 1915 was elected to position of dean at the School of Music at the University of Montana at Missoula.
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Display Title: Song of VictoryFirst Line: We are happy Christian soldiers, marching for the cause of rightTune Title: [We are happy Christian soldiers, marching for the cause of right]Author: DeLoss SmithDate: 1915