There’s an army of people they’re marching on
Their faces like flint but their hearts are warm
It’s the army of God in an end time war
They’ve got a lot of scars but they just don’t care
‘Cause they’ve set their hearts on a battle won
And they’ll give their lives for a victor’s crown
You can hear them shout as they still fight on
In their weary heart they’ve still got a song.
There’s a battle fierce and an angry foe
And there’s wounded soldiers where ‘ere they go
But let courage rise to the weary in heart
‘Cause it won’t be long we’ll hear the Captain’s call
He’ll say well done my child and a welcome home
You’ve fought a good fight and the battle’s been won
You’ve been wounded sore I have heard your cry
Then He’ll wipe those tears from your tear stained eyes.
They have fought so hard they’ve been tempted sore
To give up the fight but they’ll fight once more
‘Cause they won’t give up though they sometimes lose
The enemy’s mark they will still refuse
They’ve put their hands to the plow and their back to the load
And their feet march on in spite of the road
‘Cause it won’t be long till the triumph song
And you can’t look back if you want to go on.
Words and music by Dale Schmucker. Used by permission.
We want to give special thanks to the City Light Christian Fellowship congregation for hosting the John Byler family for this presentation.