[Christian, rouse thee! war is raging]

[Christian, rouse thee! war is raging]

Published in 23 hymnals

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Tune Information

Title: [Christian, rouse thee! war is raging]
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 17671 23143 21767
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh melody, pub. 1784;Welsh Air;English Melody
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Rouse Thee

Soldier, rouse thee! War is raging,
God and fiends are battle waging—
Every ransomed pow’r engaging,
Break the tempter’s spell.
Dare ye still lie fondly dreaming,
Wrapt in ease and worldly scheming,
While the multitudes are streaming
Downwards into hell?

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See, the church of Christ arises


The first four lines of this tune constitute the Common Metre hymn tune HARLECH; a transcription of the melody and the most commonly found English lyrics of the martial folk tune are given in the Digital Tradition: MEN OF HARLECH (a Welsh text and translation are here).



Organ Solo

  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editor Stanley Vann
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 137


The Cyber Hymnal #9725
Text: Mission War Song
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #9725


Timeless Truths #723

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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