Scripture Verse

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


Words: Rex Neu­bert, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hu­dson, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Music Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 9.

Music: Chad M. El­gar Be­lue, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Neu­bert or Be­lue (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Little soldiers of the King
Love our banner bright;
Let us strive to victory bring,
Clinging to the right.


We are boldly marching on,
Little soldiers true;
Looking toward glad victory’s dawn,
Little soldiers true.

Little soldiers, faith our shield,
Dreading not the foe;
Valiant on the battlefield,
Since our strength we know.


Little soldiers, all the day
Doing kindly deeds;
Weary not, tho’ long the way
That to glory leads.


Little soldiers, trusting still
Our commander brave,
Trying e’er His will to do,
Helpless ones to save.