The Crown

The war has raged for centuries
The armies are in array

The war has raged for centuries
The armies are in array
Oh sad the losses and dear the prize
That’s fought for from day to day

Oh soldier how great the rejoicing
When heavenward comes the prize
Oh soldier how sad if unheeded
Unhelped, the poor victim dies

God calls you to grab from the fire
The men for his kingdom alone
Oh preach of the glorious salvation
The blood that doth fully atone

You are called to be part of the army
That has laboured for ages gone by
And sore tho’ the battle be raging
Oh soldier the crown when you die!

~ Jenny Daniel