Scripture Verse

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 & 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.


Onward, forward,
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.