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
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

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

Charles H. Gabriel, 1898 ( pdf nwc).

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain