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Sound the Battle Cry
Words and Music by William F. Sherwin

Numbers 10:9
"And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you,
then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered
before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies."

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          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.

            Chorus
            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.

          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.

            Chorus
            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.

          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 vict'ry’s won,
          May we wear the crown before Thy face.

            Chorus
            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.


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