Forward to the goal

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1 Give your heart to God, and then go forward, forward,
Give your heart to God, and then go forward to the goal.
Go to Him in pray’r, and then go forward, forward,
Go to Him in pray’r, and then go forward to the goal.

Refrain:
Forward is the watchword; see the hosts advance,
Buckle on the armor, take the sword and lance;
Jesus is your Captain, He who loves your soul;
Step into the ranks, and then go forward to the goal.

2 Tell Him you believe, and then go forward, forward,
Tell Him you believe, and then go forward to the goal.
Place your hand in His, and then go forward, forward,
Place your hand in His, and then go forward to the goal. [Refrain]

3 Trust His promises, and then go forward, forward,
Trust His promises, and then go forward to the goal.
Take the sword of faith, and then go forward, forward,
Take the sword of faith, and then go forward to the goal. [Refrain]

Source: Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #36

Author: Victor M. Hastfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give your heart to God
Title: Forward to the goal
Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Refrain First Line: Forward is the watchword



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