In the Army of the Sunday-School

We'll never strike our colors when we're fighting for the right

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [We'll never strike our colors when we're fighting for the right]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ll never strike our colors when we’re fighting for the right,
We’re soldiers of King Jesus, and we’ll battle in His might;
His angels guard surround us, and His Word shall be our light,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School.

Refrain:
In the army we are marching,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School;
In the army we are marching,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School.

2 We’re still enlisting others for the service of our King,
Come, join our glad battalions, learn the happy song we sing,
And march beneath the banner that will joyful vict’ry bring,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School. [Refrain]

3 Oh! see our ranks increasing as the seasons now go by,
Still, more and more are coming, with their faces t’ward the sky;
Our hallelujah chorus blends with happy songs on high,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School. [Refrain]

4 We welcome all who join us; other thousands we invite;
Our cry is, “We shall conquer,” for we trust our Leader’s might;
We’ll never strike our colors when we’re fighting for the right,
Marching in the army of the Sunday-School. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #104

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: We'll never strike our colors when we're fighting for the right
Title: In the Army of the Sunday-School
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: In the army we are marching

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Gospel Herald in Song #104

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