Pressing Onward

“Forward to battle!” hear now the call

Author: Richard Harding
Tune: [“Forward to battle!” hear now the call]
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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.

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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