Go joyfully forth to war against sin

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1 Go joyfully forth
To war against sin,
Thro' night and thro' storm
The battle to win.
Tho' tempests be raging,
Continue the fight;
Look ever to Jesus,
With Him there is light.

2 Tho' clouds should enshroud
Thy fear-stricken heart,
Tho' yielding to pain
Thy peace should depart,
Tho' faintness possess thee
And joy take to flight,
Tell Jesus thy trouble,
With Him there is light.

3 Tho' dark be the night
And strife may be long,
Tho' idols stand firm
And capture the throng,
Look hopefully upward,
Keep Jesus in sight;
The heavens are open:
With Him there is light.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #541

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go joyfully forth to war against sin
German Title: Zieht fröhlich hinaus zum heiligen Krieg
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Language: English



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