Face the Foe

Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away!

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away!]
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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.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Courage, soldiers, courage! Forward, march away!
Title: Face the Foe
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Courage, courage, though the foe be strong
Copyright: Public Domain


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