1 We come, we come like the hosts of old to triumph over sin,
The Sunday School, in an army strong, the world for Christ to win.
We’ll onward press at the Master’s call, in armor bright arrayed,
Our voices ring in a joyous strain—the song of the “New Crusade.”
Forward! press forward, forever,
Forward! with hearts undismayed,
Forward! the world for Jesus,
The song of the “New Crusade.”
2 We come, we come by the will of God, the Lamp of Truth to bear,
Till shines the light of the gospel ray in glory everywhere;
With Zion’s King as our Leader true, we ne’er can be dismayed,
But praise His name, as we shout and sing the song of the “New Crusade.” [Refrain]
3 We come, we come in a mighty band, His cross uplifted high,
Our feet keep time to the glad refrain that floods the sunlit sky.
We forward march at the trumpet’s call, our hearts on Christ are stayed,
While loud and clear sounds the music sweet, the song of the “New Crusade.” [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
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Display Title: The Song Of The New CrusadeFirst Line: We come, we come like the hosts of oldTune Title: [We come, we come like the hosts of old]Author: Lizzie DeArmondSource: Hymns We Love by Adam Geibel and Frederic W. Eickhoff (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music, 1907)