Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

Author: W. H. Kirby
Tune: FESTIVAL (Heywood)
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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

Lift up the Blood red Banner,
Wield ye the Victor’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,
Succor 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]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #62

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 >

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



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