Onward March to Victory

Christian soldiers, on life's rugged road

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Christian soldiers, on life's rugged road]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christian soldiers, on life’s rugged road,
Onward marching to the King’s abode,
Never falter tho’ the way be long,
‘Neath His banner, lift your voice in song.

Onward march to victory!
Jesus died to set us free;
Trust His love whate’er betide,
He our steps will safely guide.

2 Onward, soldiers, there are foes to face,
Sins to conquer ere we win the race;
Just beyond us lies the promised land,
Don your armor, heed the King’s command. [Refrain]

3 Christ our Captain leads us all the way,
Onward, soldiers, to the gates of day;
Storms and battles soon will aye be past;
We may wear the victor’s crown at last. [Refrain]

4 Still advancing, there is nought to fear,
Jesus loves us, He is ever near;
Ever striving souls to garner in
For the Master, we a crown shall win. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #66

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian soldiers, on life's rugged road
Title: Onward March to Victory
Author: Laura E. Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward march to victory
Copyright: Public Domain



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