Forth to the Fight

Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

Author: W. H. Kirby
Tune: FESTIVAL (Heywood)
Published in 23 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.

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
Title: Forth to the Fight
Author: W. H. Kirby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift ye the blood-red banner
Copyright: Public Domain



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