A good soldier of Jesus Christ.@2 Timothy 2:3
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James H. Ruebush (1865-1948)

Mary B. Shuss, in Little Branches No. 3, edited by Charles H. Gabriel (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brother, 1899).

Ruebush James H. Ruebush (🔊 pdf nwc).

Little soldiers in the field,
Fighting for the Lord;
Christ, our captain and our shield,
Guards us with His word.

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Little friends, come along,
Join our youthful band;
We are marching, marching on
T’ward the happy land.

See the glorious banner wave,
Love, our motto true;
All our soldiers, good and brave,
Keep it full in view.

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Whosoever will may come
And go with us now;
Christ, our captain, shelters all
In the narrow way.

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Soon we’ll reach the shining land,
See our Savior’s face;
For each one of our great band
He’s prepared a place.

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