1 Forward, Christian, forward! spread abroad the cry;
Shout aloud the watchword, “Jesus draweth nigh!”
Wave the Gospel standard, banner of His love;
Sing, as marching onward to your Home above.
2 Forward, Christian, forward! Christ thy life, thy song;
Trust in “Jesus only,” in His strength be strong;
Christ, the glorious Leader of the blood-bought band;
Follow, closely follow, to the heav’nly land.
3 Sound your Hallelujahs, praise to Jesus bring;
Magnify His glories, of His coming sing;
Sing amidst the conflict, shout the battle-cry:—
“Jesus Christ is coming; on to victory!”
4 Haste, thou glorious morning! welcome, shadeless day!
Chasing with thy sunlight all our tears away;
Haste, O wondrous moment, when ‘midst radiant skies
Sleeping saints and living at His word arise.
Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #525