A good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
Words & Music: Mrs. A. C. Blodgett, 1896. Published in Make His Praise Glorious, edited by Edwin O. Excell (Chicago, Illinois: Edwin O. Excell, 1900), number 160 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Blodgett’s full name, or where to get a good photo of her (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Tramp, tramp, tramp, oh, hear us coming,
Little soldiers of the King,
Flags unfurled and banners flying,
Loudly let our watchword ring.
Let us march against the foe;
In our leader’s name advancing,
On to vict’ry we will go.
Over vale and hill resounding,
Children hear the mighty call,
Come and join the royal army,
In our ranks there’s room for all.
Jesus is our mighty captain,
His command we must obey,
Forward march and never falter,
We shall surely win the day.