Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Marching on to victory

We are marching forth to battle

Author: Harriett H. Pierson
Tune: [We are marching forth to battle]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are marching forth to battle,
With our banners all unfurled;
We have joined the Christian army
For the conquest of the world;
And the sign by which we conquer
Over each and ev'ry foe,
Is the cross of Christ uplifted
By the vanguard as we go.

Marching on, ever on,
Where the cross of Christ we see,
Marching on, ever on,
Marching on to victory.

2 Forward now, oh, loyal legion,
To the fiercest of the fight,
Let us never fear or falter
In the battle for the right,
For the cross of Christ moves onward
in a cause that cannot fail,
And the power of Christ, our Leader,
Is a power that must prevail. [Chorus]

3 Not for earthly thrones or kingdoms,
Not for earthly wealth or fame,
Do we wage the Christian warfare
In the Lord's all-conquering name,
But to rescue souls in peril
From the power of death and sin,
And the glory all unfading
Of a heavenly crown to win. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Hymns No. 2 #3

Author: Harriett H. Pierson

(no biographical information available about Harriett H. Pierson.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching forth to battle
Title: Marching on to victory
Author: Harriett H. Pierson
Refrain First Line: Marching on, ever on



The Cyber Hymnal #12045
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #12045

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us