Going to the Front

Following the King before us

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Following the King before us]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Following the King before us,
Marching in his light,
Learning how to fight
For the truth and right;
With love’s banner waving o’er us,
And our armour bright,
We are going to the front.

There to fight
With our might
For the right,
We are going to the front.

2 Free from trouble, care and sadness,
Happy here below,
Singing as we go,
Fearing not the foe,
Thanking Jesus for the gladness
Which today we know,
We are going to the front. [Chorus]

3 Well assured that he will guard us,
Guide us and defend,
Strength and courage lend,
When our own we spend;
And assured that he’ll reward us
When the fight shall end,
We are going to the front. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #49

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Following the King before us
Title: Going to the Front
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There to fight
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain


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Inspiring songs No. 1 #49

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