Pressing Onward

“Forward to battle!” hear now the call

Author: Richard Harding
Tune: [“Forward to battle!” hear now the call]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Forward to battle!” hear now the call—
Some, fainter-hearted, backward fall,
Stay not to question,—here lies the way,
We’ve naught to do but obey.

Refrain:
Onward! Onward! ever pressing onward—
Bearing high our standard thro’ the thickest fight—
Onward! onward! ever pressing onward,
Till in triumph we shall stand in heave’n’s glorious light.

2 Stern is the conflict, yet we shall win,—
Tho’ for our foes we’ve death and sin,
Close by our side stands Jesus, our Lord,
We may rely on His word. [Refrain]

3 Soon ‘twill be o’er, the victory ours,
Tho’ now the front of battle lowers,
Trust we our Leader,—He’ll help us thro’,
He’s ever strong and true. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #153

Author: Richard Harding

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Text Information

First Line: “Forward to battle!” hear now the call
Title: Pressing Onward
Author: Richard Harding
Refrain First Line: Onward! Onward! ever pressing onward
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #153

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