Christmas Soldiers of Compassion

Why the Salvation Army deserves our support

You are soldiers of compassion
on the front lines of despair.
You are armed with love and mercy
with an aim to truly care.

You’re a band of brothers, sisters
marching to a different drum,
making music with your service,
giving hope to helpless ones.

You are General Booth’s descendents
with a uniform desire
to reach out just like the Savior
to the poor, displaced and tired.

When we go about our shopping,
we can hear the bells you ring.
But as coins clink in your kettles,
God himself begins to sing.

May you sense the Father’s presence
as you serve in Jesus’ name.
Let the Spirit crown your efforts
though the world denies you fame.