On for Jesus

On for Jesus, steady be your arm and brave

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [On for Jesus! steady be your arm and brave]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 On for Jesus! steady be your arm and brave;
Onward, onward, take the shield and sword;
On for Jesus! standard of your Captain wave,
Pressing onward, trusting in his word.

Marching on, marching on,
We’re marching onward still for Jesus;
Marching on, marching on,
Beneath the banner of the free.
“On for Jesus!” this shall be the battle-cry,
Ne’er retreating, ever pressing on;
On for Jesus! marching on to victory,
As we shout the glad redemption song.

2 On for Jesus! tiresome tho’ the conflict be,
Though the hosts of sin are pressing hard;
On for Jesus! striving for the victory,
Endless life will soon be your reward. [Refrain]

3 On for Jesus, till the sound of strife is o’er!
When the great Commander calls for thee
Thou shalt wear a crown of life forevermore,
And with Jesus reign eternally. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #92

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

J Howard Entwisle USA 1865-1901. Born in PA, he became a musician and songbook editor-compiler in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1890s. He collaberated with William J Kirkpatrick, also of Philadelphia, promoting gospel songs. He helped compile “Songs of love and praise #4”, then later “Songs of love and praise #5”. Other published works were: “Bright melodies” (1899), “Heavenly sunlight” (1900), “Exalted praise” (1901). He died in Philadelphia. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On for Jesus, steady be your arm and brave
Title: On for Jesus
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marching, marching on
Copyright: Public Domain



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