1 Keep up the fight! The battle must be won, today
God’s order is—Press onward to the fray!
The hosts of sin your loyal ranks must put to rout,
And from the land the foe be driven out.
Keep up the fight for Truth and Right!
Led on by Christ we’ll win the day.
He goes before us. His banner o’er us
To certain vcit’ry points the way.
Keep up the fight and falter never;
For right will live and reign forever;
Our God is with us to courage give us,
Keep up the fight, keep us the fight!
2 Keep up the fight! The trumpet’s call rings far and wide;
Enlist today, Christ needs you on His side!
For truth and right! Be this the cry, our ranks to lead,
And God will give the courage that we need. [Refrain]
3 Keep up the fight Until the foemen turn and fly;
For Right we’ll dare, and if it need be, die.
The Truth must win, no matter what the cost may be.
Keep up the fight! God send us victory! [Refrain]
Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton.
See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co.
--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >