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Never go back

How can we fail if the Savior upholds us

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [How can we fall if the Savior uphold us]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How can we fall if the Saviour uphold us?
How can we fail if his banner we see?
Where is the faith that must arm for the conquest
All that for Jesus true soldiers would be?

On life the armies that have conquered before us,
Leaving their footprints, we follow their track;
On with a courage that cannot be shaken,
Press our way forward, and never go back.

2 How can we fall when the Saviour is leading
Steadily forth thro’ the warfare of life?
How can we doubt when his arm has defeated
Many a foeman of peril and strife? [Refrain]

3 How can we fall tho’ our foes may surround us?
What tho’ a legion against us may rise!
He is at hand who will surely defend us;
Truth and its forces they cannot surprise. [Refrain]

4 On, for the day of rejoicing draws nearer,
Soon the bright standard of triumph shall wave;
On, till the storm of the battle is over,
Look unto Jesus, the Mighty to Save. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #116

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How can we fail if the Savior upholds us
Title: Never go back
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: On like the armies that have conquered before us



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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #116TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #282Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #282Page Scan