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


Charles H. Gabriel

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.