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Onward Christian Workers

Forward, Christian workers, Quit yourselves like men

Author: Levi Gilbert
Tune: [Forward, Christian workers] (Gabriel)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Forward, Christian workers,
Quit yourselves like men,
Wielding gospel weapons,
Force the fight again;
Yours are strength and daring,
Confident and free;
Rouse to splendid action,
Fervid loyalty!

Refrain:
Onward, Christian workers,
Raise your battle cry;
Looking up to Jesus,
Lift your standard high.

2 Mighty reinforcements
Thrill the church with cheer;
Freshly press the vet’rans,
Not a sign of fear;
Thinned by age and death-stroke,
Ranks fill up with youth;
Sons in fathers’ places,
Stand defending truth! [Refrain]

3 Trusting in his prowess,
Home and nation rest;
Future ages signal
Each to do his best;
Hasten earth’s redemption,
Bring the perfect law;
Speed millennial glories,
Visions prophets saw. [Refrain]

4 Rout and panic seize them,
All the hosts of wrong;
Soon for you the conquest,
Soon the victor’s song;
What are toils or dangers,
Marches, wounds or pain?
Christ is near his triumph,
You with him shall reign. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #55

Author: Levi Gilbert

19th Century We have little data on Gilbert, except that he was a minister. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, Christian workers, Quit yourselves like men
Title: Onward Christian Workers
Author: Levi Gilbert
Refrain First Line: Onward, Christian workers, raise your battle cry
Copyright: Public Domain

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