Facing the Foe

What is the noise of battle

Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Tune: [What is the noise of battle]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What is the noise of battle?
What are the loud alarms?
Borne along is the shout of men,
The clash of arms!
See where the flag is flying!
See where the swords are bright!
Hark to the song of the warriors brave,
Of truth and right!

Facing the foe together,
Fighting the fight of faith,
Strong in Him who leads us on,
And true till death!
Facing the foe together,
Fighting the fight of faith,
String in the might of the Lord, our God,
And true till death!

2 They are the Master’s soldiers,
Ever alert and strong,
They will never give way to sin,
Or yield to wrong;
They are the knights of story,
Banners of Christ they bear,
Onward they go in the might of the Lord
They do and dare! [Refrain]

3 Will you not come and join them?
They are in need of you;
You can enter the mighty ranks
Of brave and true;
Boys, with your heart of courage,
Girls, with you hearts of love,
Enter and join in the work of the Lord
Who reigns above! [Refrain]

4 So shall you fight and conquer,
So shall the foe be slain,
So the kingdom of Jesus Christ
Shall come again!
So when your life is over,
Ended the grief and pain,
Ye who were comrades of battle on earth
In heav’n shall reign! [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #58

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: What is the noise of battle
Title: Facing the Foe
Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Facing the foe together
Copyright: Public Domain



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