Going Into Action

Forward, Christ's battalions

Author: Levi Gilbert
Tune: [Forward, Christ's battalions]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward, Christ’s battalions,
Quit yourselves like men;
Wielding Gospel weapons,
Force the fight again;
Yours the strength and daring,
Confident and free,
Rouse to splendid action,
Fervid loyalty!

Forward, Christ’s battalions,
Confident and free;
Rouse to splendid action,
Fervid loyalty!

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 your prowess,
Home and nation rest;
Future ages signal
Each to do His best.
What are toils and dangers,
Marches, wounds, or pain!
Christ is near His triumph,
You with Him shall reign. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #243

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, Christ's battalions
Title: Going Into Action
Author: Levi Gilbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forward, Christ's battalions
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain



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