SONG LYRICS FOR: "SOUND THE BATTLE CRY"
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Words and Music: William F. Sherwin

"SOUND THE BATTLE CRY"

Verse One:
Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh.
Raise the standard high for the Lord.
Gird your armor on, stand firm, ev'ry 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.

Verse Two:
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.

[Repeat Chorus]

Verse Three:
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.

[Repeat Chorus]

Come on!

[Repeat Chorus]

Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.
Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.

 

"SOUND THE BATTLE CRY" (with chords)

Intro: (G)-(Em)-(A9)-(D7)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)

Verse One:
(G)Sound the battle cry! (C)See, the (G)foe is nigh.
(D)Raise (G)the (D)standard (A7)high for the (D7)Lord.
(G)Gird your armor on, (C)stand firm, (G)ev'ry one;
(Em)Rest (Em/D)your (A9/C#)cause upon His (G/D)ho(D)ly (G)Word.

Chorus:
(G)Rouse, then, soldiers, (D7)rally 'round the (G)banner.
(B7)Ready, (Em)steady, (A7)pass the word a(D)long.
(G)Onward, forward, (D7)shout aloud, "Ho(G)sanna!"
Christ is (Em)Captain of the (G/D)migh(D)ty (G)throng.
(Em)-(A9)-(D7)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)

Verse Two:
(G)Strong to meet the foe, (C)marching (G)on we go,
(D)While (G)our (D)cause we know, (A7)must pre(D7)vail.
(G)Shield and banner bright, (C)gleaming (G)in the light;
(Em)Bat(Em/D)tling (A9/C#)for the right we ne'er can fail.

[Repeat Chorus]

(Em)-(A9)-(D7)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)

Verse Three:
(G)O! Thou God of all, (C)hear us (G)when we call,
(D)Help (G)us (D)one and all (A7)by Thy (D7)grace.
(G)When the battle's done, (C)and the (G)vict'ry's won,
(Em)May (Em/D)we (A9/C#)wear the crown be(A7)fore (D7)Thy (G)face.

[Repeat Chorus]

Come on!

[Repeat Chorus]

(G)Christ is (Em)Captain of the (G/D)migh(D)ty (G)throng.
Christ is (Em)Captain of the (A7)migh(D7)ty (G)throng.
(Em)-(G)-(D7)-(G)

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