1 Forward, forward, one united host,
In our Captain be our only boast,
Mighty Leader, ours forevermore,
He will guide us, going on before.
Forward, forward, forward one and all,
Listen, listen to the Captain’s call,
Follow, follow, where He leads the way,
Work is waiting, haste O haste today,
Jesus, Jesus ever watches you,
To your trust each moment then be true.
Listen, listen to your Captain’s call,
To the royal watchword
2 Waiting, trusting, yielding not to fear,
We will conquer, victory is near,
Loyal soldiers, looking unto Him,
Follow Jesus, let not faith grow dim. [Refrain]
3 Loving, loyal soldiers of the King,
Unto Jesus all your trophies bring,
All the glory unto Him belongs,
Praise Him, praise Him, in the triumph songs. [Refrain]
Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill.
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 >