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March onward, march onward, our banner of light

March onward, march onward, our banner of light

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [March onward, march upward! Our banner of light]
Published in 14 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 March onward, march onward, our banner of light
Is waving before us majestic and bright;
March onward through trial, temptation, and strife,
No rest from the conflict, the battle of life.

Press forward, look upward, be strong in the Lord,
Our hope in His mercy, our trust in His word.
Press forward, look upward, march homeward, and sing,
All glory to Jesus, to Jesus our King.

2 March onward undaunted, whate'er may oppose,
The sword of the Spirit will vanquish our foes;
Though legions of darkness our pathway assail
If prayer be our watchword, they cannot prevail. [Chorus]

3 The shaft of the tempter will strike, but in vain,
Our buckler of faith in Immanuel's name,
The stormclouds may gather, the thunder may roll,
Yet God is the Refuge and Rock of my soul. [Chorus]

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home #323

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: March onward, march onward, our banner of light
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Press forward, look upward



The Cyber Hymnal #10841
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