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Christ's Little Soldiers

We are soldiers of the Lord, 'Neath his flag we're called to fight

Author: Julia A. Mathews (1877)
Tune: [We are soldiers of the Lord] (Murray)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are soldiers of the Lord,
’Neath His flag we’re called to fight;
Sin and evil are our foes,
We are battling for the right.

Come and join our little band,
Come and join our little band,
We are sure to win the day;
We have naught to dread or fear,
We have naught to dread or fear,
For our Savior, blessed Savior leads the way.

2 Strong and subtle is our foe,
But our Lord is stronger still;
He will guide us as we go,
He’ll defend us from all ill. [Refrain]

3 Though we falter on the road,
He will never chide or frown,
For He knew how weak we were
When He chose us for His own. [Refrain]

4 All He asks is loyal love,
Earnest effort for the right;
For the battle is His own,
We shall win it by His might. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12967

Author: Julia A. Mathews

[Julia A. Mathews] 19th Century We have little data on this author. Possibly she was related to Timothy R. Matthews, who wrote music for one of her songs. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers of the Lord, 'Neath his flag we're called to fight
Title: Christ's Little Soldiers
Author: Julia A. Mathews (1877)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come and join our little band
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12967
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12967

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