Scripture Verse

God Himself is with us for our captain. 2 Chronicles 13:12


Words: Su­san B. Atrice, in Shin­ing Light, ed­it­ed by J. M. Pierce (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: J. M. Pierce, 1906).

Music: J. M. Pierce (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know At­rice or Pierce’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Rouse ye now, ye soldiers
Of the cross, arise;
Laud your captain’s glory
To the very skies;
Foes are lurking ’round you,
Seek ye not repose;
Christ your faithful leader
To the battle goes.


Forward, soldiers,
To the battlefield;
Fight for Jesus
Till the foe shall yield;
For the Spirit
Gives you strength today,
Forward to the battlefield,
Away, then, away.

Up and doing, Christians,
’Tis the Lord’s command;
Dare ye longer idle,
There is work at hand;
Souls are dying ’round you,
For the blessèd word;
Bear to them the message
Of your precious Lord.


Thro’ the weary conflict
Bear the toil and pain,
Suffering here for Jesus
Is but heav’nly gain;
When the strife is ended,
When your work’s complete,
All these earthly trials
Make your rest more sweet.