So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

We are soldiers in the army of the Lord

We are soldiers in the army of the Lord

Author: E. C. Macartney
Tune: [We are soldiers in the army of the Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 We are soldiers in the army of the Lord,
Marching on, marching on;
We are trusting in the power of his word,
Marching on, marching.
No foe we fear, when he is near,
To lead us on our way;
We'll trust his word, nor sheathe the sword,
'Til we gain the battle day.

Then raise the blood-stained banner high,
Beneath its folds we stand;
See how the hosts of Satan fall
At the sound of the Christian band.

2 We have taken up the Spirit's mighty sword,
Marching on, marching on.
We march along, and this our song
Forevermore shall be,
He suffered loss upon the cross,
And he died to make us free. [Chorus]

3 See how Satan's hosts are gath'ring far and near,
Marching on, marching on.
We're all arrayed with shield and blade,
And eager for the fray;
Tho' Satan's host my proudly boast,
Still we're sure to win the day. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #151

Author: E. C. Macartney

19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers in the army of the Lord
Author: E. C. Macartney
Refrain First Line: Then raise the blood stained
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #151

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us