Go forward to conquer

Go forward to conquer

Author: Ira B. Wilson
Tune: [Go forward to conquer]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go forward to conquer!
O soldiers of the King!
Go forward, nor falter, let songs of triumph ring;
Be loyal to duty, wholehearted service bring;
Go forward, go forward to conquer.

Refrain:
Then Go forward, ever forward, never defeat to know;
Forward, forward go, ever forward;
Strong in the Lord who leads us onward leads us against the foe;
Go forward, ever go forward to conquer.

2 Go forward to conquer!
Tho’ hosts of sin assail,
Go forward, go forward, thro’ Christ you shall prevail;
Go forward, for trusting in him you can not fail;
Go forward, go forward to conquer. [Refrain]

3 Go forward to conquer
Beneath his banner true!
Go forward, be faithful, and ev’ry duty do;
While Jesus is calling for soldiers strong and true,
Go forward, go forward to conquer. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #151

Author: Ira B. Wilson

Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (N… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forward to conquer
Author: Ira B. Wilson
Refrain First Line: Then go forward, ever forward
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