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

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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