Scripture Verse

A good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

Introduction

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Knight of the Holy Grail
Frederick J. Waugh (1861–1940)

Words: Al­ice M. Schoff, in Roy­al Praise, by James Mur­ray (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1888), num­ber 10.

Music: James R. Mur­ray (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Schoff (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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James R. Murray
(1841–1905)

Lyrics

Soldiers of Christ, march on,
March on in armor clad,
With shield and buckler girded strong,
With battle cry most glad.

Refrain

March on, march on, march on, march on,
With banner and with song, with song,
And as we march we sing His praise,
To whom all praise belongs, belongs.

Not steel, thy buckler strong,
Thy helmet and thy shield,
But righteousness and faith in God
A mightier power can wield.

Refrain

Then, soldiers brave, march on,
March on to victory;
Sin overthrown, right triumphing,
With patience we shall see.

Refrain