Scripture Verse

A good soldier of Jesus Christ.@2 Timothy 2:3

Introduction

Words: Ju­lia A. Ma­thews, in Hea­ven­ward, by James Mur­ray (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1877), num­ber 46.

Music: James R. Mur­ray (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James R. Murray
(1841–1905)

Lyrics

We are soldiers of the Lord,
’Neath His flag we’re called to fight;
Sin and evil are our foes,
We are battling for the right.

Refrain

Come and join our little band,
Come and join our little band,
We are sure to win the day;
We have naught to dread or fear,
We have naught to dread or fear,
For our Savior, blessèd Savior leads the way.

Strong and subtle is our foe,
But our Lord is stronger still;
He will guide us as we go,
He’ll defend us from all ill.

Refrain

Though we falter on the road,
He will never chide or frown,
For He knew how weak we were
When He chose us for His own.

Refrain

All He asks is loyal love,
Earnest effort for the right;
For the battle is His own,
We shall win it by His might.

Refrain