1 Who will enlist to serve in the kingdom?
Who will enlist to work for the Lord?
March under orders, march on to glory,
You have the promise of sure reward.
Forward, forward, on the paths untrod!
Onward, onward, in the pow’r of God!
His unfailing strength prevailing
Leads us on to certain victory;
Jesus calls us onward,
Onward to the fray;
Who will enlist to serve in the kingdom?
Who will enlist today?
2 Who will enlist where foes shall be strongest?
Who will enlist where duty is hard?
Who volunteers where battle is longest?
Who will the ensign of Jesus guard? [Refrain]
3 On to the conflict! Fear not the dangers!
Christ is the Leader he standeth nigh;
March, ever trusting, sure is the outcome;
He shall be Conqueror by and by. [Refrain]
Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns.
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 >