The Christian Soldier

We're soldiers in the army of the Lord, We march to battle at his holy Word

Author: Emma Louise Ashford
Tune: [We're soldiers in the army of the Lord]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re soldiers in the army of the Lord,
We march to battle at His holy word;
Since Christ, our valiant Captain, leads us on,
The glorious victory will soon be won.

Refrain:
As we march, as we march,
With our banners brightly gleaming in the sun,
As we march, as we march,
Soon the glorious vict’ry will be won.

2 Tho’ foes, a countless number, fill the land,
For God, and truth, and right we’ll nobly stand;
Our trust shall ever in our leader be,—
With Him we’ll march away to victory. [Refrain]

3 Our cause is holy, and we fear no foe;
Thro’ Christ all evil we will overthrow;
Then, when the battle’s over, we shall sing
Hosanna in the presence our of King. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #10

Author: Emma Louise Ashford

Ashford, Emma Louise (Hindle). (Delaware state, March 27, 1850-- ). Sand and studied with father. Moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1864; to Seymour, Connecticut, 1865; Organist, St. Peters (Episcopal) Church, 1865; married, 1967 to John Ashford; moved to Chicago, ca.1867; alto soloist (under Dudley Buck), St. James (Episcopal) Church, Chicago, 1967-1868; moved to Nashville, Tennessee, ca.1869. Studied pipe organ with Dr. Anderson; composition with Dr. R.H. Peters. 10 years, Mr. & Mrs. Ashford conducted choir work at Presbyterian Church and Jewish Temple in Nashville. Visited and studied in Europe, 1894, 1897, 1904. Publisher, Lorenz. See: Hall, J. H. (c1914). Biographies of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers. New York: Fleming H. Revell Compa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're soldiers in the army of the Lord, We march to battle at his holy Word
Title: The Christian Soldier
Author: Emma Louise Ashford
Refrain First Line: As we march, as we march
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Fillmore's Women's Choir, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d103

Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d83

Living Praise #d234

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Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #87

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Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #10

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