Sound the Battle Cry

Verse 1

Sound the battle cry, See! the foe is nigh;
Raise the standard high For the Lord;
Gird your armor on, Stand firm, every one,
Rest your cause upon His holy word.


Rouse, then soldiers! rally round the banner!
Ready, steady, pass the word along;
Onward, forward, shout aloud hosanna!
Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.

Verse 2

Strong to meet the foe, Marching on we go,
While our cause we know Must prevail;
Shield and banner bright, Gleaming in the light,
Battling for the right, We ne’er can fail.

Verse 3

O Thou God of all, Hear us when we call,
Help us, one and all, By Thy grace;
When the battle’s done, And the victory won,
May we wear the crown Before Thy face.