Onward to the War

Comes a call from the God of truth and right

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Comes a call from the God of truth and right]
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1 Comes a call from the God of truth and right
Bidding all his hosts afield
Armed with buckler, sword and shield;
See, his banner is unfurled;
God would conquer all the world:
Answer him, “I am ready for the fight.”

Music ringing, heroes singing,
Onward to the war,
Jesus is our Captain and he Marches on before.
Music ringing, heroes singing,
Courage rises high;
In the name of God advance, and victory is nigh.

2 God on high bares his arm of holy might;
Never fear to meet the foe,
Dread not all the pow’rs below;
Angels join our battle-cry,
Fighting for us from on high;
Follow on, follow Jesus in the right. [Chorus]

3 Comes a cry, ‘tis the shout of victory:
Sin is conquered by his grace;
Fall the foes we boldly face;
Darkness fades before the light;
Error falls before the light;
Praise the Lord for the dawn of liberty. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #46

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Comes a call from the God of truth and right
Title: Onward to the War
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Music ringing, heroes singing
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #46

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