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Keep on the Firing Line

If you're in the battle for the Lord and right
4 Keep on the firing 1 line
If you win, my brother, surely you must fight
2 Keep on the firing 5 line
1 There are many dangers that we all must face
4 If we die still fighting it is no dis- 1 grace
Cowards in the service will 4 not find a place
So 1 keep on the 5 firing 1 line

Oh, you must fight, be brave, against all evil
Never run, nor 2 even lag be- 5 hind
1 If you would win for 4 God and the right
Just 1 keep on the 5 firing 1 line

God will only use a soldier He can trust
Keep on the firing line
If you'll wear a crown then bear the cross you must
Keep on the firing line
Life is but to labor for the Master dear
Help to banish evil and to spread good cheer
Great you'll be rewarded for your service here
So keep on the firing line

When we get to heaven, brother, we'll be glad
Keep on the firing line
How we'll praise the Savior for the call we had
Keep on the firing line
When we see the souls that we have helped to win
Leading them to Jesus, from the paths of sin
With a shout of welcome, we will all march in
So keep on the firing line

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.