Forward, for Christ our King

Marching on together, singing as we go

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Marching on together, singing as we go]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Marching on together, singing as we go,
Lifting high His banner, facing every foe,
Stepping where He bids us, looking up above
Trusting in a Saviour’s love.

March, march, march, march, forward with rejoicing,
Onward, upward, all our gladness voicing,
March, march, march, march, backward turning never,
Singing, shouting, victory forever.

2 Forward thro’ the sunshine, standing for the right,
In the song of triumph cheerfully unite,
Pressing gladly onward, thro’ the narrow way,
Serving Him from day to day. [Refrain]

3 Shouting loud the watchword, calling no retreat,
Upward we will follow where He guides our feet,
All the world for Jesus, loyally we sing,
Forward! for the Lord our King. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #101

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Marching on together, singing as we go
Title: Forward, for Christ our King
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
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