Watchman Willie Martin Archive

                       Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord...

This is the vision of men of God in every age who have faced seemingly insurmountable difficulties and troubles with an assurance born of faith in the certainty of His Coming as their hearts respond to John’s exclamation, “Behold He cometh with clouds.”

He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored...

In the world-shaking events of our generation He has put on righteousness as a breastplate and a helmet of salvation, for the Lord of Hosts is moving to destroy those who have destroyed the earth. The command has gone out to thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.”

He hath loosed the fateful lighting of His terrible swift sword...

God has today given His people the use of the fateful lightning in the release of atomic heat which has proved to be a terrible, swift sword of sudden destruction.

He hath sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat...

The present age is ending and there is no turning back as men and nations meet inevitable judgment for wrongdoing and mal-administration. Righteousness is to be established upon earth for God is moving with a certain and sure purpose to bring in the new order of the ages.

He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat...

Nations as well as all peoples are being tested and tried that the righteous may purify themselves and be ready to meet their God and King. And so let us respond:

O be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea...

In Him, and in Him alone, is the hope of the world for “the government shall be upon His shoulders: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.

Jesus Christ, God the Son, has redeemed us from all evil, imputing His righteousness to all those who recognize His glory and believe on Him.

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.

To this end God commissioned His people to set the prisoners free, liberate the slaves and take the knowledge of salvation unto the ends of the earth. For such a cause we have fought and in such a calling many have died that the righteousness of His Kingdom may be made known to all men.

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