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Forward Go

Forward, forward! forward go, for the Lord is with thee

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Forward, forward! Forward go, for the Lord]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward, forward!
Forward go, for the Lord is with thee,
He is thy life, thy light, thy joy;
Forward, forward!
Forward go, for the Lord is with thee,
Mighty thy foes to destroy.

Heralds of the gospel,
Messengers of mercy,
Children of the kingdom,
High the colors of Zion show;
Followers of Jesus,
Armies of Jehovah,
Church of God triumphant,
Rise and forth to the vict’ry go.
Forward, forward!
Forward, , ye brave hearts,
Forward, ye true hearts, at his word;
Forward, ye heroes,
Forward, ye conq’rors of the Lord.

2 Forward, forward!
Forward, go, for the morn is breaking,
Swiftly the shadows fly away;
Forward, forward!
Forward go, for the King in splendor
Rises and conquers the day. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #126

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, forward! forward go, for the Lord is with thee
Title: Forward Go
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Heralds of the gospel
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Choice Songs #100

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d8

Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d18

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Gospel Songs No. 2 #386

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #112

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs Number Two #74

Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #51

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The Endeavor Hymnal #127

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #126

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