1 Forward, Christian soldier!
Forward go with song!
Onward to battle
Right shall defeat the wrong.
Jesus will be thy guide
Against the pow’r of sin;
The hosts of heav’n are on thy side,
The vict’ry thou shalt win!
Forward, Christian soldier, in the cause of Right,
Trusting ever, trusting in the Saviour’s might.
On the courage ever,
To the foe surrender never,
Onward till the world is won for Christ the Lord.
2 Forward, Christian soldier!
Mighty is the foe,
Trust in thy Leader,
He’ll fail thee never,
Courage He will bestow,
Fierce though the strife and long,
O never, never yield,
Until the victor’s joyous song,
Rings o’er the battle field! [Refrain]
3 Forward, Christian soldier!
Sin shall be o’erthrown,
Look to the Saviour,
Trust in His strength alone.
Ever obey His word,
O firm and loyal be,
The hosts who battle for the Lord
Shall gain the victory! [Refrain]
Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926
Born: Circa 1871, Andreas, Isle of Man, England.
Died: Circa April 27, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleator’s family evidently emigrated to America in the 1870’s. She was living in Claridon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geauga County, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York City, retiring some time before 1915.
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