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REFRAIN

Onward, Christian sol

diers,

war,

Go-ing on be - fore. A-men.

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NWARD, Christian soldiers,

Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus

Going on before: Christ the royal Master

Leads against the foe; Forward into battle,

See His banners go: Onward, Christian soldiers,

Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus

Going on before. 2 Like a mighty army

Moves the Church of God; Brothers, we are treading

Where the saints have trod; We are not divided,

All one body we,

One in hope and doctrine,

One in charity.
3 Crowns and thrones may perish,

Kingdoms rise and wane,
But the Church of Jesus

Constant will remain;
Gates of hell can never

'Gainst that Church prevail; We have Christ's own promise,

And that cannot fail.
4 Onward, then, ye people,

Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices

In the triumph-song;
Glory, laud and honor

Unto Christ the King;
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865

WATCHWORD 6.5.6.5. D. With refrain

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Who shall dream of shrinking,

By Je - ho- vah led ?

For-ward thro' the desert,

Thro' the toil and fight! Jor-dan flows be - fore us,

Zi - on beams with light. A-men.

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1 "TORWARD!” be our watchword, "TOT

, Steps and voices joined; Seek the things before us,

Not a look behind;
Burns the fiery pillar

At our army's head;
Who shall dream of shrinking,
By Jehovah led?
Forward through the desert,

Through the toil and fight!
Jordan flows before us,

Zion beams with light. 2 Forward, flock of Jesus,

Salt of all the earth,
Till each yearning purpose

Spring to glorious birth!
Sick, they ask for healing,

Blind, they grope for day;
Pour upon the nations
Wisdom's loving ray.
Forward, out of error,

Leave behind the night;
Forward through the darkness,

Forward into light!

3 Glories upon glories

Hath our God prepared,
By the souls that love Him

One day to be shared;
Eye hath not beheld them,

Ear hath never heard;
Nor of these hath uttered
Thought or speech a word.
Forward, marching eastward

Where the heaven is bright,
Till the veil be lifted,

Till our faith be sight!
4 Far o'er yon horizon

Rise the city towers,
Where our God abideth;

That fair home is ours:
Flash the streets with jasper,

Shine the gates with gold;
Flows the gladdening river,
Shedding joys untold.
Thither, onward thither,

In Jehovah's might;
Pilgrims to your country,
Forward into light!

Henry Alford, 1871

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N our way rejoicing

2 If, with honest-hearted

As we homeward move,
Such for us Thy purpose,

O Thou God of love:
Is there grief or sadness?

Thine it cannot be;
Is our sky beclouded ?

Clouds are not from Thee.

Love for God and man,
We be humbly striving

To do all we can;
He who gives the seed-time,

Gives the large increase,
Crowns the head with blessings,

Fills the heart with peace.

3 On our way rejoicing

Gladly let us go,
A victorious Leader!

And a vanquished foe!
Christ without, our safety!

Christ within- our joy!
Who, if we be faithful,

Can our hope destroy?

John S. B. Monsell, 1863

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3 Higher yet and higher

Out of clouds and night,
Nearer yet and nearer

Rising to the light,
Light serene and holy,

Where my soul may rest,
Purified and lowly,

Sanctified and blest;
4 Swifter yet and swifter

Ever onward run,
Firmer yet and firmer

Step as I go on;
Oft these earnest longings

Swell within my breast;
Yet their inner meaning
Ne'er can be expressed.

Anon, 1858

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(ESUS, I my cross have taken,

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be:

All I've sought, or hoped, or known;

A- men.

All to leave, and follow Thee; Destitute, despised, forsaken,

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be: Perish every fond ambition,

All I've sought, or hoped, or known; Yet how rich is my condition,

God and heaven are still my own. 2 Man may tronble and distress me,

'Twill but drive me to Thy breast; Life with trials hard may press me,

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest: () 'tis not in grief to harm me

While Thy love is left to me; O'twere not in joy to charm me,

Were that joy unmixed with Thee.

3 Take, my soul, thy full salvation,

Rise o'er sin and fear and vare;
Joy to find in every station

Something still to do or bear!
Think what Spirit dwells with thee,

What a Father's smile is thine,
What a Saviour died to win thee!

Child of heaven, shouldst thou repine? 4 Haste, then, on from grace to glory,

Armed by faith, and winged by prayer! Heaven's eternal day's before thee,

God's own hand shall guide thee there. Soon shall close thy earthly mission;

Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days; Hope soon change to glad fruition, Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Henry F. Lyte, 1824, 1833

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