Tell The Story True Of The Noble Band


Tell the story true of the noble band
Who of old went forth at their Lord’s command-
Of the faithful few, and the fight they won
In the name of God, and of Gideon.

Refrain:
I belong to Gideon’s band, I do,
To Gideon’s band, the tried and true;
And my light shall shine till the fight is won
In the name of God, and of Gideon.

All the fearful fled to their tents at first;
Others at the brook stopped to quench their thirst;
But the faithful few still went marching on
In the name of God, and of Gideon. [Refrain]

Each one stood, at last, in the dead of night
With a broken pitcher and burning light,
Till the victory by their faith was won
In the name of God, and of Gideon. [Refrain]

We are soldiers, now, with a fight to win;
There are foes without, there are foes within;
But the faithful band still is marching on
In the name of God, and of Gideon. [Refrain]