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Forward to Battle

Go forward, soldiers, face the fight

Author: Opal F. Brookover
Tune: [Go forward, soldiers, face the fight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Go forward, soldiers, face the fight,
Gird well the armor on;
Unfurl your banners for the right,
A vict’ry shall be won
With courage strong be brave and true,
Know not the word defeat;
By faith we’ll push the battle thro’,
And see the foe retreat.

Go forward, still forward,
In Jehovah’s name;
Go forward, Christian soldiers,
The victory proclaim.

2 Go forth unto the battlefield
In King Immanuel’s name;
Our Leader, brave, goes on before,
Oh, sound aloud his fame!
We’ve left the ways of sin behind,
A warfare has begun;
By faith in God we face the foe,
The battle must be won. [Refrain]

3 We’’ never turn to right or left,
“Straight forward” is our cry;
We hasten on, a conq’ring band,
The foe we now defy.
We know we shall receive the prize
When we the vict’ry win;
Press on by faith, O comrade, true,
Amid the battle’s din. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #88

Author: Opal F. Brookover

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Text Information

First Line: Go forward, soldiers, face the fight
Title: Forward to Battle
Author: Opal F. Brookover
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go forward, still forward
Copyright: Public Domain


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Truth in Song #88

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