Scripture Verse

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lelia N. Morris
(1862–1929)

Lyrics

I’ve enlisted for life
In the army of the Lord,
Tho’ the fight may be long
And the struggle fierce and hard;
With the armor of God
And the Spirit’s trusty sword,
At the front of the battle
You will find me.

Refrain

Hear the tramp! tramp! tramping of the army,
The triumph shouting, the foe we’re routing;
Hear the tramp! tramp! tramping of the army,
Marching on to victory.
I’m in this army, this glorious army,
And the God of battles will defend me,
I’m in the army, this glorious army,
At the front of the battle you will find me.

With the banner of love
And of holiness unfurled,
Full salvation proclaim
To a sinful, dying world;
Tho’ the darts thick and fast
From the enemy be hurled,
At the front of the battle
You will find me.

Refrain

Is your name, friend, enrolled
With the loyal ones and true?
Will you dare now to stand
With the Savior’s faithful few?
Will you join with me now
And the covenant renew?
At the front of the battle
You will find me.

Refrain