The call to arms is sounding, The foemen muster strong

The call to arms is sounding, The foemen muster strong

Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman
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1. The call to arms is sounding,
The foemen muster strong;
While saints beneath the altar
Are crying, Lord, how long?
The living and the loving
Christ’s royal standard raise,
And marching on to conflict
Shout forth their captain’s praise.

2. No time for self-indulgence,
For resting by the way;
Repose will come at even,
But toil is for the day;
Work, like the blessèd Jesus,
Who from His earliest youth
Would do His Father’s business
And witness for the truth.

3. For the one Faith, the true Faith,
The Faith which cannot fail,
For the one Church, the true Church,
’Gainst which no foes prevail;
Made one with God incarnate,
We in His might must win
The glory of self-conquest,
Of victory over sin.

4. Behold! upon Mount Sion
A glorious people stand,
A crown on every forehead,
A palm in every hand;
Lo! these are they who boldly
The name of Christ confessed,
And now triumphant praise Him
In Heav’n’s unresting rest.

5. O Jesu! who art waiting
Thy faithful ones to crown,
Vouchsafe to bless our conflict,
Our loving service own;
Come in each heart forever
As king adored to reign,
Till we with saints triumphant
Uplift the victor strain.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #724

Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman

Hernaman, Claudia Frances, née Ibotson, daughter of W. H. Ibotson, sometime Vicar of Edwinstowe, Notts, was born at Addlestone, Surrey, Oct. 19, 1838, and married Sept. 1858, to the Rev. J. W. D. Hernaman, one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools. Mrs. Hernaman has composed more than 150 hymns, a great proportion of which are for children, and also some translations from the Latin. Her publications include:— (1) The Child's Book of Praise; A Manual of Devotion in Simple Verse by C. F. H. Edited by the Rev. James Skinner, M.A., &c, 1873 ; (2) The Story of the Resurrection 1879; (3) Christmas Story, 1881; (4) Christmas Carols for Children, 1st series, 1884; 2nd series, 1885; (5) The Way of the Cross, a Metrical Litany, 1885; (6) Hymns for the S… Go to person page >

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Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman


The call to arms is sounding. Claudia F. Hernaman. [For Church Workers.) Contributed to the 1888 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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