Scripture Verse

We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners.@Psalm 20:5

Words & Music: H. Er­nest Ni­chol, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Co­lin Sterne, Nichol’s pseu­do­nym.

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Hark to the sound of voices!
Hark to the tramp of feet!
Is it a mighty army
Treading the busy street?
Nearer it comes and nearer,
Singing a glad refrain;
List what they say as they haste away,
To the sound of the martial strain:

Refrain

Marching beneath the banner,
Fighting beneath the cross,
Trusting in Him who saves us,
Ne’er shall we suffer loss;
Singing the songs of homeland,
Loudly the chorus rings;
We march to fight in our armor bright,
At the call of the King of kings!

Out of the mist of error,
Out of the realms of night,
Out of the pride of learning,
Seeking the home of light;
Out of the strife for power,
Out of the greed of gold,
Onward they roam to their heav’nly home,
And the treasure that grows not old.

Refrain

On then, ye gallant soldiers,
On to your home above!
Yours is the truth and glory,
Yours is the power and love;
Here are ye trained for heroes,
Yonder ye serve the King;
March to the light ’neath the banner white,
With the song that ye have to sing.

Refrain