Scripture Verse

Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1


Charles Coller (1863–1935)

Words: Charles Coll­er, in The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist, March 1915.

Music: Ra­chie Ca­ra­dog Ro­berts, in the Welsh Con­gre­ga­tion­al hym­nal Y Ca­nie­dydd Cy­nul­leid­faol Newydd, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Coll­er,

Caradog Roberts (1878–1935)


Hark! the sounds of sing­ing
Coming on the breeze,
Notes of tri­umph wing­ing
Over lands and seas.
Martial hosts as­sem­ble,
Flushed with vic­to­ry,
Hell’s bat­tal­ions trem­ble
And pre­pare to flee.


Army of sal­va­tion!
Army of the Lord!
Christ our in­spi­ra­tion
Christ our great re­ward.

Whence have come these le­gions,
Valiant, free and strong?
Worldwide are the re­gions
Where they com­bat wrong.
Gathering ’neath our ban­ner
While the trum­pets blend,
Here in fer­vent man­ner
Let our praise as­cend.


Plucked as brands from burn­ing,
Saved by Je­sus’ might,
Earth’s al­lure­ment spurn­ing,
We for Christ will fight.
He who found and freed us
From our cap­tive chain,
Surely He will lead us
To eter­nal gain.


Wondrous, won­drous sto­ry
Of our God-made host,
Unto Je­sus glo­ry
’Tis in Him we boast.
Out of ev­ery na­tion,
By His might re­stored,
Army of sal­va­tion,
Army of the Lord.