Scripture Verse

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. 2 Corinthians 6:7


Words: Ma­ry D. Chel­lis, in Songs for Wor­ship, by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock & Wal­den, 1873).

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


There’s a bat­tle to be fought,
A vic­t’ry to be gained;
There’s a coun­try to be saved,
A host from sin re­claimed.


Yes, there’s some­thing to be done!
Something to be done!
Let us then no long­er waste
The pre­cious mo­ments as they fly!
Oh, there’s some­thing to be done!
There’s some­thing to be done!
There are pre­cious souls to save,
There’s some­thing to be done!

There’s an ene­my abroad,
So sub­tle and so strong,
That the con­flict must be fierce,
The strug­gle must be long.


We’re re­cruit­ing for the ranks,
For years and years to come,
That our num­ber may not fail
Ere tri­umph shall be won.