No Retreat

We are soldiers in the army that is bound at last to win

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [We are soldiers in the army that is bound at last to win]
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1 We are soldiers in the army that is bound at last to win,
It will conquer hosts of evil on the battlefield of sin;
O that great, that glorious morning that will usher vict’ry in!
The vict’ry for the Right.

Hark! A sound like distant thunder! ‘Tis the sound of marching feet;
‘Tis the gath’ring of the army that will never know defeat;
And who marches into battle with the cry of “No retreat!”—
God’s helpers for the Right.

2 What we need most is the courage that the Lord alone can give,
Courage that will make us willing for His sake to die, or live;
Courage that will never falter, and to sin no quarter give,
But always stand for Right. [Refrain]

3 See the flag that we must fight for where the Lord encamps today,
Hear the blare of trumpets calling, “To the battlefield away!”
We must dare and do, my comrades, die, if need be in the fray,
To win the day for Right. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #249

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers in the army that is bound at last to win
Title: No Retreat
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark, a sound like distant thunder
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #249

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