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On to Victory

Representative Text

1 Onward! onward! band victorious,
Rear the temp'rance banner high;
Thus far hath your course been glorious,
Now your day of triumph's nigh.
Vice and error flee before you,
As the darkness flies the sun;
Onward, vict'ry hovers o'er you,
Soon the battle will be won!

2 Onward! onward! song and shouting
Ring to heav'n's sublimest arch:
Whensoe'er your flag is floating,
And your cocnquering legions march.
Gird the temp'rance armor on you,
Look for guidance from above;
God and angels smile upon you,
Hasten, then, your work of love!

3 Lo, what multitudes despairing!
Widows, orphans, heirs of woe;
And the slaves their fetters wearing,
Reeling madly to and fro;
Mercy, justice, both entreat you
To destroy their bitter foe;
Christians, patriots, good men greet you,
To the conflict bravely go.

4 To the vender and distiller,
Thunder truth with startling tone!
Sweet the accents, louder, shriller,
Make their guilt enormous known.
Onward! onward! never falter,
Cease not till the earth is free;
Vow on temp'rance's holy altar,
Death is yours, or victory.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #33

Author: G. W. Linton

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Text Information

First Line: Onward, onward, band victorious
Title: On to Victory
Author: G. W. Linton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crystal Notes #27

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #117c

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #124c

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Kind Words #33

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One Hundred Gospel Hymns #77

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Songs for Worship #151c

Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #d82

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Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #33

The Bible Harp #d203

The Carol #d85

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The Children's Progressive Lyceum #2

The Temperance Crusade #d51

Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d99

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Twilight Zephyrs #71

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