Forward Go!

Forward, Christian soldier true

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [Forward, Christian soldier true]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Forward, Christian soldier true
Forward go!
Hark! the Master calls for you,
Forward go!
Put His trusty armor on;
Venture in His strength alone;
Vict’ry surely will be won,
Forward go!

Chorus:
Forward go,
Sounding still the battle-cry!
Forward go,
Resting by and by.
Lo! Your Savior still is near!
Hear His words of hope and cheer;
“I am with you, never fear!”
Forward go!

To the conflict and the strife
Forward go!
Vict’ry means eternal life,
Forward go!
Tho’ sin’s host about you close,
All your danger Jesus knows,
He is stronger than your foes,
Forward go!

Wheresoe’er your Lord may lead,
Forward go!
Never vain excuses plead,
Forward go!
He will your deliv’rer be,
He will make your foes to flee;
His salvation you shall see,
Forward go!


Source: Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #40

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, Christian soldier true
Title: Forward Go!
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: Forward go, sounding still the battle cry
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Inspiring Hymns #363

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Praises #45

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Sifted Wheat #108

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Special Songs #108

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d15

The New Evangel #d52

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Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #40

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