Onward to the fray

Onward soldiers, onward to the fray

Author: Frank M. Davis
Tune: [Onward soldiers, onward to the fray]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward soldiers, onward to the fray,
Christ your Leader bids you win the day;
Courage strong to battle with the foe,
Never falter, on to vit’ry go.

Shouting the triumph over ev’ry foe,
While you onward go,
Look to Jesus watch and pray,
Surely you shall win the day.

2 Onward soldiers hasten to the field,
Marching bravely with the sword and shield;
With your armor gleaming in the light,
You shall conquer in your Leader’s might. [Refrain]

3 Onward soldiers over mount and plain,
Christ victorious be your glad refrain;
Lifting high the standard of the cross
That shall never, never suffer loss. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #175

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward soldiers, onward to the fray
Title: Onward to the fray
Author: Frank M. Davis
Refrain First Line: Shouting the triumph over every foe
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 2 #175

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #33

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