The Fight Is On

The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1905)
Tune: [The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out]
Published in 141 hymnals

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Full Text

1 The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out,
The cry "To arms!" is heard afar and near;
The Lord of hosts is marching on to victory,
The triumph of the Christ will soon appear.

Chorus:
The fight is on, O Christian soldier,
And face to face in stern array,
With armor gleaming, and colors streaming,
The right and wrong engage today!
The fight is on, but be not weary;
Be strong and in His might hold fast;
If God be for us, His banner o'er us,
We'll sing the victor's song at last!

2 The fight is on, arouse, ye soldiers brave and true!
Jehovah leads, and vict'ry will assure;
Go, buckle on the armor God has given you,
And in His strength unto the end endure [Chorus]

3 The Lord is leading on to certain victory;
The bow of promise spans the eastern sky;
His glorious name in ev'ry land shall honored be;
The morn will break, the dawn of peace is nigh. [Chorus]


Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #84

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out
Title: The Fight Is On
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1905)
Meter: 12.10.12.10 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The fight is on, O Christian soldier
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1527
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6272
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #1078

Instances

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Small Church Music #6272Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #409
The Cyber Hymnal #1527TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #1078TextScoreAudio
Include 137 pre-1979 instances



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