Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

Author: W. H. Kirby
Tune: FESTIVAL (Heywood)
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forth to the fight, ye ransom'd,
Mighty in God's own might,
Stemming the tide of battle,
Routing the hosts of night.

Refrain:
Lift ye the Christian's banner,
Wield ye the Christian's sword,
Raise ye the Christian's war-cry,
"The Cross of Christ the Lord."

2 Fear not the din of battle,
Follow where He has trod,
Perfecting strength in weakness
Jesus, Incarnate God. [Refrain]

3 Angels around us hover,
Succour in time of need,
Ever at hand to strengthen,
Guardians they indeed. [Refrain]

4 Arm ye against the battle,
Watch ye, and fast and pray,
Peace shall succeed the warfare,
Night shall be changed to day. [Refrain]

5 Fight for the Lord is o'er you,
Fight, for He bids you fight,
There where the fray is thickest
Close with the hosts of night. [Refrain]

Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #599

Author: W. H. Kirby

Kirby, W. H. This name is given in the Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1882, as the author of "Forth to the fight, ye ransom'd" (Self-Consecration to Christ). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forth to the fight, ye ransomed
Author: W. H. Kirby
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #500

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d54

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Hymns of His Grace #135

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #216

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #11a

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S. Mary's hymnal #37

The Alleluia #d59

The Children's Hymnary #d21

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #552

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The Church Hymnal #599

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The Church Hymnary #582

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The Church Praise Book #440

The Coronation Hymnal #d95

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #205

The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d48

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The New Alleluia #192

The Parish School Hymnal #d78

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #466

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #62

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Voices of Praise #325

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Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #122

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