His armor bearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.@1 Samuel 14:7

Philip P. Bliss, The Charm 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Only an armor bearer, firmly I stand,
Waiting to follow at the King’s command;
Marching, if Onward shall the order be,
Standing by my captain, serving faithfully.

Refrain

Hear ye the battle cry! Forward! the call;
See, see the falt’ring ones, backward they fall;
Surely my captain may depend on me,
Tho’ but an armor bearer I may be;
Surely my captain may depend on me,
Tho’ but an armor bearer I may be.

Only an armor bearer, now in the field,
Guarding a shining helmet, sword, and shield,
Waiting to hear the thrilling battle cry,
Ready then to answer, Master, here am I.

Refrain

Only an armor bearer, yet may I share
Glory immortal, and a bright crown wear;
If in the battle to my trust I’m true,
Mine shall be the honors in the Grand Review.

Refrain