Face the foe

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1 Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away!
Face the foes that threaten, Do not dare delay.
Fight the battle bravely, Christ is watching near,
Under this Commander you have naught to fear.

Chorus:
Courage, courage, tho' the foe be strong,
Forward, ever forward, march against the wrong;
Onward, onward, trusting as you go,
Jesus goes before you as you face the foe.

2 Courage, youthful soldiers! See, upon your path,
Envy, pride, and hatred, Selfishness and wrath;
Speedily they gather, ready for the fight,
Meet them and defeat them in the Saviour's might. [Chorus]

3 Fight the giant evils, Never pause or shrink;
Fight the love of money, Fight the love of drink.
March against them boldly, put the foe to flight,
Take the gospel armor and defend the right. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #51

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

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First Line: Courage, soldiers, courage forward
Title: Face the foe
Author: Julia H. Johnston



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