A Soldier’s Calling

“The first duty of a soldier is obedience. The most evident duty of a soldier is to endure hardness. The ultimate duty of a soldier is to offer the supreme sacrifice.” – D.M. M’intyre (1859-1938)

Run to the Battle

“Some people want to live
Within the sound of chapel bells
But I want to run a mission
A yard from the gates of Hell
And with everyone you meet
Take them the gospel and share it well
And look around you as you hesitate
For another soul just fell
Let’s run to the battle
Run to the battle

Do you have your armor on
We’re in the middle of a raging war
We’ve been training for so long
Have we learned to use His sword?
We may not be ready
But we serve a mighty Lord
And He’s made us more than conquerors
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s run to the battle
We got to run, run to the battle!

He has trampled down the enemy
And has given us the victory
When we pray we learn to see
That His army. . .

We are marching on our knees!

There’ll be times when we grow weak
Let’s keep our faith alive
Let your faces shine with glory
For He’s helped us to survive
And in that final hour
When you feel like you’re ready to die
Will you hear the trumpet sound
Will you hear the warrior cry
Run to the battle
We got to run, run to the battle!”

– Steve Camp

Copyright ©2012 Dan Cartwright


12 responses to “A Soldier’s Calling

    • I suggest you Google that one. I could tell you a lot, having been divorced and remarried, however you will refute everything I say anyway. Listen to some other folks talk about it. Google will give you all sorts of opinions.


  1. Hmmmm I’ll try again.

    Tragic isn’t it.
    Yet you post against and condemn Christians who you say justify sin.

    The example of Steve Camp is most appropriate given his divorce and remarriage. Another one who accuses others of not holding to Scripture, condemning basically the whole Christian music scene.

    The word hypocrisy comes to mind.

    What does the Bible clearly say about divorce and remarriage?

    Btw I’m not judging you or Steve Camp on divorce.
    Because Mercy triumphs over judgement.
    And Jesus is clearly about compassion.
    So I hope your new life goes well.


  2. Bones, is not divorce a sin? In the eyes of God, if you break one law, have you not broken them all? Retorical question: Which is your particular pecadello? Or do you not have one? I also have been divorced and remarried. My faith is in a Savior who knows me, understands me, has forgiven me, and can use me in spite of my weaknesses. If it is in His providence I shall never repeat that particular sin again.


    • Steve Camp wrote it and it fired me up when I was a young soldier. I’m a Cartwright. 🙂 I think it might have been inspired partly by a quote,from C.T. Studd.


      • I can see how this fired you up, Dan.

        Lately, the verses about the armor of God in Ephesians 6 have been a great asset. We are soldiers in a battle as you well know. I like the title of your blog. We need all the armor described in the verses that have meant so much to me lately.

        For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

        May God grant us the grace to continue to be on fire…


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