I'm a Soldier Bound for Glory
DESCRIPTION: Singer calls "all who love the Saviour" to "to arms": "Twas the Saviour's loving kindness" induced him to stay "in the fight," not "run away." "Here I raise my 'Ebenezer'" and at death's river "I mean to shout 'Salvation!' and go singing 'Glory' home"
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (Booth)
KEYWORDS: battle nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago 25, "I'm a Soldier Bound for Glory" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: William Booth, _Salvation Army Songs_ (Toronto: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1911 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #276 pp. 193-194, ("I'm a soldier bound for glory") (1 text)
cf. "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (I)" ("Ebenezer" lyrics)
cf. "La Marseillaise" (tune)
NOTES [93 words]: Elder-FolksongsFromTobago: "Women in Tobago washing their clothes in the rivers and streams have been heard singing this song in chorus."
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago has the first verse and a modified chorus.
Booth has "To arms, to arms ye brave! See, see the standard wave! March on, march on, the trumpet sounds, To victory or death."
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago has "Hark, hark The trumpet call (2x), March on, March on, I say march on, To victory or death (2x)" - BS
For the meaning of "Ebenezer," see the notes to "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (I)." - RBW
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