Clad in Armor Bright

We are soldiers on the way

Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Tune: [We are soldiers on the way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are soldiers on the way to glory,
A loyal and gallant band;
We are singing out the gospel story
To the people of ev’ry land.

Refrain:
Marching, marching clad in armor bright,
Pressing onward, boldly for the right;
Never faint or fearing,
Knowing we are nearing
Victory in the fight;
Marching, marching clad in armor bright,
Pressing onward, boldly for the right;
Never faint or fearing,
Knowing we are nearing
Home in the land of light.

2 We’ve a Captain who is strong to lead us,
Who came to redeem his own;
From the iron chain of sin he freed us,
And we trust in his strength alone. [Refrain]

3 There are foes we have to meet without us,
And foes we’ve to fight within;
We must never let the Captain doubt us,
As we march on the hosts of sin. [Refrain]

4 And at last when all the strife is ended,
And all of the way is trod,
With the sound of song and triumph splendid,
We shall enter the home of God. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #136

Author: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers on the way
Title: Clad in Armor Bright
Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Refrain First Line: Marching, marching, clad in armor
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