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

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

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

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

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

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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.

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

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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.

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