Scripture Verse

The people took their tents down and prepared to go across the Jordan River. Joshua 3:14

Introduction

Words: Ra­chel Ri­vers, in The Re­vi­val Wave, ed­it­ed by G. W. Wil­son & B. H. Ken­ne­dy (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887), num­ber 123.

Music: Rio de Ja­nei­ro John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Strike our tents, the night is over!
See, the shadows one by one
Fade before the coming splendor
Of the morning’s golden sun.

Refrain

Strike our tents! the trumpet sounding
Bids us now our march begin;
Strike our tents! the battle rages!
There’s a victory we must win.

Strike our tents! no time to linger
When the foe is on our track;
Holy voices now are calling,
Follow Jesus; look not back.

Refrain

Strike our tents, nor heed the arrows
By the wary tempter hurled;
Trust in Him, our great Deliverer,
He who overcame the world.

Refrain

Ne’er desert our post of duty
Till the strife of war is done;
Then in realms of endless glory
Shout thro’ Christ the victory won.

Refrain