Scripture Verse

A good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

Introduction

portrait
James H. Ruebush
1865–1948

Words: Ma­ry B. Shuss, in Lit­tle Branch­es No. 3, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899).

Music: Rue­bush James H. Rue­bush (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shuss (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Little sol­diers in the field,
Fighting for the Lord;
Christ, our cap­tain and our shield,
Guards us with His word.

Refrain

Little friends, come along,
Join our youth­ful band;
We are march­ing, march­ing on
T’ward the hap­py land.

See the glo­ri­ous ban­ner wave,
Love, our mot­to true;
All our sol­diers, good and brave,
Keep it full in view.

Refrain

Whosoever will may come
And go with us now;
Christ, our cap­tain, shelters all
In the nar­row way.

Refrain

Soon we’ll reach the shin­ing land,
See our Sav­ior’s face;
For each one of our great band
He’s pre­pared a place.

Refrain