To the front the cry is ringing

To the front the cry is ringing

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Published in 9 hymnals

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TO the front! the cry is ringing;
To the front! your place is there;
In the conflict men are wanted,
Men of hope and faith and prayer.
Selfish ends shall claim no right
From the battle’s post to take us;
Fear shall vanish in the fight,
For triumphant God will make us.

Refrain:
No retreating, Hell defeating,
Shoulder to shoulder we stand;
God, look down, with glory crown
Our conquering band.
Victory for me
Through the blood of Christ, my Saviour;
Victory for me
Through the precious blood.

2 To the front! the fight is raging;
Christ’s own banner leads the way;
Every power and thought engaging,
Might divine shall be our stay.
We have heard the cry for help
From the dying millions round us,
We’ve received the royal command
From our dying Lord who found us.

3 To the front! no more delaying,
Wounded spirits need thy care;
To the front! thy Lord obeying,
Stoop to help the dying there.
Broken hearts and blighted hopes,
Slaves of sin and degradation,
Wait for thee, in love to bring
Holy peace and liberation.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #702

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: To the front the cry is ringing
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Refrain First Line: No retreating, hell defeating

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #702

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