I Am On The Battlefield For My Lord

I once was lone and idle

Author: Sylvanna Bell; Author: E.V. Banks
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

I am on the battlefield for my Lord,
I'm on the battlefield for my Lord;
And I promised Him that I would serve Him till I die.
I am on the battlefield for my Lord.

1 I was alone and idle,
I was a sinner too,
I heard a voice from heaven
Say there is work to do,
I took the Master's hand,
And I joined the Christian band,
I'm on the battlefield for my Lord. [Refrain]

2 I left my friends and kindred
Bound for the Promised Land,
The grace of God upon me,
The Bible in my hand,
In distant lands I trod,
Crying, sinner, come to God,
I'm on the battlefield for my Lord. [Refrain]

3 Now when I met my Savior,
I met Him with a smile,
He healed my wounded spirit,
And owned me as His child,
Around the throne of grace,
He appoints my soul a place,
I'm on the battlefield for my Lord. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #406

Author: Sylvanna Bell

(no biographical information available about Sylvanna Bell.) Go to person page >

Author: E.V. Banks

Estelle V. Mckinley Banks was an African American author and publisher of hymns and spirituals. NN Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

African American Heritage Hymnal #480

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #390


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #640


One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #406


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #433


Total Praise #488

Include 20 pre-1979 instances
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