Forward, Christian children

Forward, Christian children

Author: Frank Moore Jeffery
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1 Forward, Christian children,
With your banners gay,
Glad your hearts and voices
On this happy day;
Jesus is your Leader,
In the cause of right.
He will never fail you,
Forward to the fight.

Forward to the battle,
For the good and true,
Jesus is your Captain,
He is leading you.

2 Now we’ll be Thy soldiers,
Standing firm and true,
Trusting Thee to help in
Everything we do;
All kind words and actions
Thou wilt well repay,
If we follow closely
In the heavenly way. [Refrain]

3 Here, O Lord, we’ll thank Thee
For the blessings past,
Here pledge hearts and voices,
While our lives shall last;
Make us Thine own children,
And we’ll happy be,
In that world of beauty,
Afterward with Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #154

Author: Frank Moore Jeffery

Born: 1856, New York state. In 1880, Jeffery was living in Jersey City, New Jersey, and worked at the Spring Bed Manufacturing Company. In 1900 and 1910 he was in Essex County, New Jersey. His works include: Wayside Thoughts and Fancies in Verse (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1929) Glimpses of Italy and Sicily in Picture, Verse, and Lyric (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, Christian children
Author: Frank Moore Jeffery
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forward to the battle
Copyright: Public Domain



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