Scripture Verse

The Lamb…shall feed them and…lead them. Revelation 7:17

Introduction

Words: Al­fred S. Dy­er (1849–1926). Pub­lished in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by I. Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 126.

Music: Tri­este James H. Burke, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dy­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
James H. Burke
1858–1901

Lyrics

Hark! a voice is calling,
Who will go today?
Who My service seeking,
Will not say Me nay;
Who will bear My banner
Forward in the fight,
’Gainst My foes engaging,
Stand for truth and right?

Refrain

Jesus leads His army,
’Neath His flag unfurled,
All our foes defeating,
Right shall rule the world!

On God’s might relying
Till the victory’s won,
Satan’s host defeating,
Gird our armor on;
For the cause that’s holy,
For the right that’s grand,
For His warfare solely,
Join we heart and hand!

Refrain

Hear the tramp of legions,
Marching as they sing,
Glory to our leader,
Glory to our king
;
One in holy purpose,
From the near and far,
Hear the voices ringing,
Marching to the war!

Refrain