Forward, ye soldiers

Sound, sound the battle cry

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Sound, sound the battle-cry]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sound, sound the battle-cry;
Legions of sin are nigh,
Up and away, rise up, rise up and away!
Forward, ye soldiers, all,
Wait not nor backward fall,
Haste, win the day, oh, haste and win the day.

Refrain:
Sheathe not the sword in the battle of the Lord,
Hold your gleaming banners high;
Hosts for the King will vict’ry bring
O’er the foes that hover nigh;
Hosts for the King will a glorious vict’ry bring,
O’er the foes that hover nigh.

2 Gird all your armor on,
Haste, ere the set of sun,
Battles to win, by grace great battles to win;
Forward, ye soldiers, go,
Stronger than steel clad foe
Are hosts of sin, are mighty hosts of sin. [Refrain]

3 Oh, let your motto be:
“Onward to victory,”
Bravely endure, like soldiers, bravely endure;
Onward, ye soldiers, all;
Forward, nor backward fall,
Vict’ry is sure, through Christ is vict’ry sure. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #28

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sound, sound the battle cry
Title: Forward, ye soldiers
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Sheath not the sword

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Instances

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #26

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs: "The Big Little Book" #137

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The Junior Choir No. 2 #d19

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The Voice of Melody #116

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Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #28

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