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Forward, brothers, forward, battle for the right

Forward, brothers, forward, battle for the right

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Forward, brothers, forward, battle for the right]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward, brothers, forward!
Battle for the right,
God himself is calling,
Gird you for the fight,
He will fail you never,
Help your brave endeavor,
Make you conquer ever,
Trusting in his might.

Forward, forward,
Christian brothers, forward all!
Forward, forward,
Answer God's inspiring call.
High His banner flinging,
On with joyful singing,
Hallelujahs ringing,
Forward, brothers, all.

2 Forward, brothers, forward!
Words of life proclaim;
Unto others render,
Service in his name,
For his grace abounding,
Mercy all surrounding,
On with song resounding,
Every heart aflame. [Refrain]

3 Forward, brothers, forward!
Strong in faith and pray'r;
On his arm relying,
His reward we'll share;
With his banner o'er us,
We shall be victorious,
In his kingdom glorious,
We the crown shall wear. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #48

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, brothers, forward, battle for the right
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward, Christian brothers



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Christ in Song #602

New Onward and Upward #d36

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d45

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United Praise #48

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