Against My Church the Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

This inspirational Catholic march is a part of an art project that reimagines Communist party propaganda songs as Catholic anthems.  (Free download available here on Top Catholic Songs)

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Against My Church the Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

Runners run, fighters fight, train through many tries
Iron strikes, iron sharp as though to get the prize
If, as before, you stopped or slipped and fell
Let’s be fed by what our Lord said,
“Against my Church the gates of Hell will not prevail”

Marching feet, sounding horns, the cadence of the drum
Voices blend, a billion strong, together in a thrum
We hear that call, clear as the tower bell
Catholic pride, hold that banner high,
“Against my Church the gates of Hell will not prevail”

Movements come and they go, swift and fly-by-night
Let us strive, so we’ll thrive, as children of the light
Always take heart, if you feel unwell
Anthems raised, we stand unfazed
“Against my Church the gates of Hell will not prevail”

Belt of truth, shield of faith, don the armor of God
Helmet, sword of the Spirit, hear us shout, “Hurrah!”
Feel it as blood rushing to each cell
We shall not dread, for our Lord said,
“Against my Church the gates of Hell will not prevail”

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Thrumming for victory

Another rousing call to battle for Christians against the wickedness and snares of the devil. I like your word rhymes and cadence. 

"A billion strong together in a thrum." Thrum is a new word for me! How could I have not known this all my life?

Now imagine "a billion strong together in a scrum!"

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Scrum

My ill-fated time in IT we had something called Scrum and folks who were Scrum Masters. Not sure if you're familiar outside it's original use which I suspect is sports related. Thrum, a word I did know, got used in the song because of a rhyming dictionary haha. Thank you for your kind comments.

Thrum is a good word

Thrum is a good word – glad I learned it today. I learned scrum at CSB-SJU (Collegeville, MN) in the early 70s when I first saw our rugby team practice. Huddling and heaving in a tight circle is sure a curious thing. I myself threw discus, javelin and shot put. 

Your "ill-fated time in IT" – sounds like a bad dream.

Thanks for helping to get some dialogs going here as folks share their music artistry and faith. 

Such a joy to have the page refresh now immediately after clicking on Save or Preview!

R. Cecil S.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Glad that it's working

Glad that it's working again!  That IT pixie dust did it haha.  And yes, I enjoy this site and the dialogues that can happen.  It provides a home for us and I get to hear what others are up to as well as share.