1 We are soldiers in the army of the mighty King of kings,
And his banner is before us, praise his name!
As we gather up the trophies, how the soul within us sings,
Oh, we love to serve our Captain, praise his name!
We are soldiers in the army of the King,
And his banner is above us, praise his name.
We will serve the royal captain every blessed day the same,
Till the enemy vile is conquered, praise his name.
2 We may stand among the foremost in the blessed cause of right,
If we keep our armor shining, praise his name!
We can take the mighty strongholds on the left and on the right,
Can do all things thro’ our Captain, praise his name! [Refrain]
3 With the Spirit’s sword uplifted we can face the sinful host,
For it is a goodly weapon, praise his name!
Ever loyal to our Captain, ever keeping at our post,
We will sing the song of triumph, praise his name! [Refrain]
Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915
Born: April 18, 1823, Pompey Hollow, Onondaga County, New York.
Died: 1915, Binghamton, New York.
Buried: Oran Community Church Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.
Daughter of Eleazer Rice, Jones lived in Onondaga County, New York. Her girlhood was spent on a farm, receiving what education the country schools and one term at high school could provide. She was always fond of reading, and was a great singer, with a clear ringing voice. On July 7, 1844, she married a son of Rev. Zenas Jones; her husband died in 1879. Her song writing career began when her poetry came to the attention of Dr. M. J. Mun… Go to person page >