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We are going forth to the world's great field

We are going forth to the world's great field

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [We are going forth to the world’s great field]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are going forth to the world’s great field,
‘Mid the cry of war resounding;
We are going with sword and shield,
And our cheerful hearts are bounding.

We are youthful Christian soldiers;
Christ leads on before us,
With Him we fight, for truth and right,
‘Till swells the victor’s chorus.

2 We are going forth in the joy of youth,
On each brow the light of morning;
We are lifting up the torch of truth,
And a holy cause adorning. [Refrain]

3 We are going forth thro’ the hosts of wrong,
Fling before us bold defiance;
For our Captain gives the victor’s song,
And He is our firm reliance. [Refrain]

4 We are going forth in Jehovah’s might,
As a faithful world-wide legion;
We are holding high His flag of right,
To the earth’s remotest region. [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #13

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are going forth to the world's great field
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: We are youthful Christian soldiers



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #13

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Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #13

Missionary Hymnal #d75

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