Onward, the foe to meet

Representative Text

1 Onward, the foe to meet, fearless we go;
Jesus our Captain leads the way!
Strong is His mighty arm, faithful and true;
Trusting in Him we’ll win the day.

Refrain:
Then we’ll march on to victory, march, a happy throng;
March on to victory, valiant, brave, and strong!
Hark! hark! the battle-cry sounds above our song—
Victory! victory! victory!

2 Clad in the armor bright, God doth provide
Breastplate and helmet, shield and sword;
Bravely we face the foe, boldly we cry—
Vict’ry is ours thro’ Christ the Lord. [Refrain]

3 See, see the mighty host strong on the field!
Shout, for the Lord shall make us free!
Let our hosannas ring loudly and long,
To Him who gives the victory. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #22

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward, the foe to meet
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Then we'll march on to victory
Copyright: Public Domain

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