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Move forward, soldiers of the cross

Move forward, soldiers of the cross

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Move forward, soldiers of the cross]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Move forward, soldiers of the cross,
Move forward, though you suffer loss;
Lo! Satan’s hosts around you stand,
In Jesus’ name go take the land.

Move forward, move forward,
Boldly march against the foe,
Forward, forward,
Forward, go.

2 Move forward, there is much to do,
By willing soldiers, good and true;
With shield of faith and sword in hand,
Go bravely forth to take the land. [Refrain]

3 Move forward, you shall win the fight,
For God is with the cause of right;
While trusting in his promise grand,
You surely shall possess the land. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #25

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Move forward, soldiers of the cross
Author: Harriet E. Jones



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Crowning Day No. 5 #25

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Gems and Jewels #59

Gleanings of Praise #d124

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Heart Songs #133

Life and Light No.2 #d68

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Pearls of Praise #45

Songs for the Harvest Field #d77

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d108

The Praise Hymnal #d267

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