Scripture Verse

A good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3


Words & Mu­sic: W. F. Fowl­er, in Fair­er Than Day, en­larged ed­i­tion (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), page 190 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Fowl­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We are soldiers of the heav’nly King,
Waving banners to the sky,
And we march along to Zion’s hill,
Singing songs of victory.
For the Bible is our trusty shield,
And the truth our flaming sword;
To the foe we’ll never, never yield,
While our captain is the Lord.


We’re soldiers of the heav’nly King,
Our captain shall lead us on,
To meet the foe at every hand,
And fight till the victory’s won.

We are soldiers of the heav’nly King,
Soon the vict’ry will be won,
For our leader is a mighty One,
Even God’s belovèd Son.
Let the war cry ring, as on we swing
In the glorious battle line:
Satan’s host shall fly, and ne’er defy
The Redeemer of mankind.