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Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Christ, our mighty Captain]
Published in 37 hymnals

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Representative Text

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 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. [Chorus]

3 Fierce the battle rages, but 'twill not be long,
Then triumphant shall we join the blessed throng,
Joyfully uniting in the victor's song,
If we follow all the way. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #530

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe
Title: Forward
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward, 'tis the Lord's command



The Cyber Hymnal #1597
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Instances (1 - 37 of 37)

Brooklyn Eastern District Sabbath School Association Fortieth Anniversary #d1

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Children's Praise No. 1 #58

Choir Favorites, Inspiring Songs for Volunteer and Rally Choirs, Vol. 3 #d9

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Christ in Song #530

Convention Hymns selected from Sunday School Melodies #d7

Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d3

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d52

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Gloria #218

Hymns of Worship and Praise #d19

Jehovah's Praise #d34

Praise Him #d31

Praise Ye, a Collection of Sacred Songs #d22

Sunday School Hymns No.2 #d13

Sunday School Melodies #d23

The Boy's Hymnal #d12

The Boy's Hymnal #d4

The Covenant Hymnal, authorized by the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant of America #d42

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The Old Story in Song #129

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #145

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The Redeemer's Praise #5

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The Voice of Praise No. 2 #75

Tullar's Song Treasury #d13

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Hymns of Praise #50

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Ocean Grove Songs #23

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Redemption Songs #877

Revival Gems No. 3 #68

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Sunday School Voices #121

The Cokesbury Hymnal #177


The Cyber Hymnal #1597

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The Kingdom of Praise #90

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #37

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The Endeavor Hymnal #148

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Sunday School Hymns No. 2 #34

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Sunday School Hymns No. 2 (Canadian ed.) #34

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #4

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The Bible School Hymnal #65

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Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #54

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