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159. [Forward Through the Ages]

A. 3. Not alone we conquer or fall
Each loss or triumph is for all.
Bound by God's far purpose
in one living whole,
move we to the goal.
Forward through the ages,
in unbroken line
of faithful at the call divine.

B. 5. Onward, people, join our throng.
Blend your voices in our song,
Glory laud and honor
unto Christ, the King.
Men and angels sing
Onward, Christian soldiers,
with the cross,
the cross of Jesus going on before.

Text Information
First Line: [Forward Through the Ages]
Author (A): Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Author (B): Sabine Baring-Gould
Publication Date: 1993
Notes: A. Forward Through the Ages (United Methodist Hymnal No. 555) B. Onward, Christian Soldiers (United Methodist Hymnal No. 575)
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan
Composer (descant): Charles H. Webb
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1993 Abingdon Press
Notes: Descant 1 (Trumpet) Descants 1 and 2 (No. 160) may be performed together or independently. Part transposed for Bᵇ trumpet in Appendix A.

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