Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader
This is an hymn by Jared Waterbury, first published in Joshua Leavitt's The Christian Lyre in 1830, where it is attributed to "J. B. W.". A variation of this version is considered the authentic hymn by Jared Waterbury in Charles Nutter, Hymn Studies, 1900; and in John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1905. See Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your Captain for a similar but very different hymn. Meter is 77. 76. 78. 86 in the first stanza. 77. 76. D in the other two.
Settings by composers
- William Hauser — Bruce's Address
Text and translations
1. Soldiers of the cross, arise!
2. Jesus conquered when he fell,
3. Onward, then, ye hosts of God!
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