Scripture Verse

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

Introduction

Words: Glen­na Ma­son, in The Chris­tian Church Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Har­vey Chris­tie (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 318.

Music: Har­vey R. Chris­tie (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ma­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Harvey R. Christie
1848–1925

Lyrics

We’re sol­diers of the King, re­deemed,
And saved thro’ Je­sus’ blood;
Enlisted now for Zi­on’s war,
To fight for Christ our Lord.
We’ll bear His ban­ner where He leads,
And serve Him as we go;
Beneath His cross while time thus speeds,
Resolved but Christ to know.

Refrain

Then sing, glad­ly sing,
And bat­tle for the right;
We’ll laud and mag­ni­fy our king
And serve Him with de­light.

We’re sold­iers of the King, to­day
We march in num­bers strong;
We’ll take this world with­out de­lay,
By praye­r and faith and song;
Our cap­tain leads us on­ward, He
The Lord of earth and skies,
Shall gain for us the vic­to­ry,
The foe be­fore Him flees.

Refrain

We’re sol­diers of the King, and go
With grace suf­fi­cient blest,
Naught but the Spi­rit’s lead to know,
Nor dare to think of rest.
Until we stand with bat­tle scars
And wounds be­fore the throne,
Where we shall dwell be­yond the stars
With Christ in Heav’n our home.

Refrain