Sound the Battle Cry

Sound the battle cry, see the foe is nigh
Raise the standard high, for the right
Gird your amour on, stand firm everyone
Rest your cause upon the power of truth

Rouse then soldiers, rally round the banner
Ready, steady, pass the word along
Onward, forward, marching on to victory
We are masters of our destiny

Strong to meet the foe, marching on we go
While our cause we know, we must prevail
Shield and amour bright, gleaming in the light
Battling for the right, we cannot fail


Oh, Thou God of all, hear us when we call
Help us one and all, by thy grace
When the battle is done and our cause is won
Let us praise Thee for well a fought race


Although an overtly Christian song, it has been adopted by the Caribbean trade union movement for its militant call to action.