208. Press the Battle On

1 Forward, forward, is the battle cry,
Onward, onward, to our home on high;
We will conquer for the Lord or die,
The foe’s retreating, press the battle on.

Refrain:
Strengthened by the mighty pow’r of heaven,
We shall conquer, we shall conquer;
Till the raging foe afar is driven,
Press the battle on.

2 Forward, forward, never faint or fear,
Christ, our Captain, is forever near;
Be courageous, full of hope and cheer,
With full assurance press the battle on. [Refrain]

3 Forward, forward, put the foe to flight,
We are battling for the truth and right;
We shall triumph in Jehovah’s might,
Then do not falter, press the battle on. [Refrain]

4 Forward, forward, there’s a crown before,
See it shining on that heav’nly shore?
We shall wear it when the conflict’s o’er,
The prize is waiting, press the battle on. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Forward, forward, is the battle cry
Title: Press the Battle On
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1900)
Author: B. E. W. (1900)
Meter: 9.9.9.10 R
Scripture: Romans 8:37
Topic: Warfare
Source: The Gospel Trumpet Comp; Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (130); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (237); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Press_the_Battle_On)
Refrain First Line: Strengthened by the mighty pow’r of heaven
Tune Information
Name: [Forward, forward is the battle cry]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1900)
Meter: 9.9.9.10 R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Press_the_Battle_On); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (237); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (130); The Gospel Trumpet Comp






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