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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Comrades of the cross

We are loyal comrades, comrades of the cross

Author: F. Watson Hannan
Tune: [We are loyal comrades, comrades of the cross]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are loyal comrades, comrades of the cross,
Marching on to victory, counting all but dross,
For our great commander, who will lead us on,
Till the foe is vanquished and the victory won.

Forward, forward, then, ye comrades,
Loyal, brave and strong,
Christ is our commander,
Victory is our song.

2 Comrades, never falter, lift the standard high,
Bear it bravely forward, let its colors fly;
Every call to duty, heed without delay,
Braving every danger, hasten to obey. [Refrain]

3 Onward, upward, comrades, rally for the fight,
Charge the coming legions, seize the sunlit height;
Hold it for your captain, never call retreat;
Soon we’ll lay our trophies at the Master’s feet. [Refrain]

4 Comrades, who receive Him, Master of us all,
Trust, confess, obey Him, hear His gracious call;
Follow Him to Calvary, bear its shame and loss;
We are loyal comrades, comrades of the cross. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12953

Author: F. Watson Hannan

Born: 1866, New York. Hannan married his wife Anna in (possibly) Connecticut. In 1900 they were in New Haven, Connecticut, and had been there since at least 1896. By 1910 they were in Brooklyn, New York, and in 1920 they were in Morris County, New York. Hannan served as pastor of the Bushwick Avenue Central Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, New York, for eight years. As of 1923, he was professor of pastoral theology at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey. His works include: The Sunday School: An Evangelistic Opportunity (The Methodist Book Concern, 1920) Evangelism (The Methodist Book Concern, 1921) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are loyal comrades, comrades of the cross
Title: Comrades of the cross
Author: F. Watson Hannan
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward, then ye comrades
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12953
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The Cyber Hymnal #12953

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