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 & 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.