490. Sound the Battle Cry

1 Sound the battle cry!
See, the foe is nigh;
Raise the standard high for the Lord;
Gird your armor on,
Stand firm, every one;
Rest your cause upon His holy Word.

Chorus:
Rouse, then, soldiers, rally round the banner,
Ready, steady, pass the word along;
Onward, forward, shout aloud, Hosanna!
Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.

2 Strong to meet the foe,
Marching on we go,
While our cause we know, must prevail;
Shield and banner bright,
Gleaming in the light;
Battling for the right we ne’er can fail. (Chorus)

3 O! Thou God of all,
Hear us when we call,
Help us one and all by Thy grace;
When the battle’s done,
And the vict’ry’s won,
May we wear the crown before Thy face. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: Sound the battle cry!
Title: Sound the Battle Cry
Author: William F. Sherwin
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: Isaiah 59:9; 2 Corinthians 6:7; 1 Timothy 6:12; Revelation 5:9
Topic: Warfare, Christian
Refrain First Line: Rouse then soldiers, rally round the banner
Tune Information
Name: [Sound the battle cry]
Composer: William F. Sherwin
Key: A♭ Major



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