1597. Forward!

1. Christ, our mighty captain, leads against the foe,
We will never falter when He bids us go;
Tho’ His righteous purpose we may never know,
Yet we’ll follow all the way.

Forward! forward! ’tis the Lord’s command;
Forward! forward! to the promised land;
Forward! forward! let the chorus ring:
We are sure to win with Christ, our king!

2. Satan’s fearful onslaughts cannot make us yield;
While we trust in Christ, our buckler and our shield;
Pressing ever on—the Spirit’s sword we wield,
And we follow all the way. [Refrain]

3. Let our glorious banner ever be unfurled;
From its mighty stronghold evil shall be hurled;
Christ, our mighty captain, overcomes the world,
And we follow all the way. [Refrain]

4. Fierce the battle rages—but ’twill not be long,
Then triumphant, shall we join the blessèd throng,
Joyfully uniting in the victor’s song—
If we follow all the way. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Christ, our mighty captain, leads against the foe
Title: Forward!
Author: Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck (1900)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forward! forward! 'tis the Lord's command
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Christ, our mighty captain, leads against the foe]
Composer: Grant Colfax Tullar
Incipit: 56565 31761 75656
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Adobe Acrobat image: Adobe Acrobat image
(Cyber Hymnal)
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
XML score: XML score

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us