Scripture Verse

And the three hundred blew the trumpets. Judges 7:29


Gideon Chooses the Three Hundred
James J. J. Tissot (1836–1902)

Words & Mu­sic: Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip P. Bliss


It was midnight in the valley,
And the camp was dark and still,
Where the slumbering host of Midian
Lay along the sloping hill,
When a blinding flash of torches,
And a trumpet loud and shrill,
Threw out the battle cry:


Blow ye the trumpet,
For the Lord hath made us free;
Your blazing lamps raise high!
The sword of the Lord and of Gideon, shall be
Our conquering battle cry.

Where the faint and fearful thousands
Had returned at God’s command,
By the chosen few of faithful,
Victory came to Gideon’s band;
Hear them giving God the glory,
And around the camp they stand
And shout their battle cry:


Christian soldiers, be not fearful;
Onward with your captain go;
Ever looking unto Jesus
You shall conquer every foe;
He hath triumphed—take your trumpets,
Let the world your victory know;
Sing loud your battle cry: