Sound the Battle Cry

Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh

Author: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Tune: [Sound the battle cry]
Published in 212 hymnals

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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)



Source: Hymns of Faith #490

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh
Title: Sound the Battle Cry
Author: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Meter: 10.8.10.8.10.9.10.9
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rouse then, soldiers
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6260
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Timeless Truths #65

Instances

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Hymns of Faith #490TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #671
Small Church Music #1429Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #419
The Cyber Hymnal #6260TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #65TextScore
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