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]
Published in 1 hymnal

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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.”

Chorus:
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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #46

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