Only an armor-bearer, proudly I stand

Only an armor-bearer, proudly I stand

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Only an armor bearer, firmly I stand]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1. Only an armor bearer, firmly I stand,
Waiting to follow at the King’s command;
Marching, if Onward shall the order be,
Standing by my Captain, serving faithfully.

Refrain
Hear ye the battle cry! Forward! the call;
See, see the falt’ring ones, backward they fall;
Surely my Captain may depend on me,
Tho’ but an armor bearer I may be;
Surely my Captain may depend on me,
Tho’ but an armor bearer I may be.

2. Only an armor bearer, now in the field,
Guarding a shining helmet, sword, and shield,
Waiting to hear the thrilling battle cry,
Ready then to answer, Master, here am I. [Refrain]

3. Only an armor bearer, yet may I share
Glory immortal, and a bright crown wear;
If in the battle to my trust I’m true,
Mine shall be the honors in the Grand Review. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4679

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Only an armor-bearer, proudly I stand
Author: P. P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Surely the Captain may depend on me

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The Cyber Hymnal #4679
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