Onward Go!

Ye children of the heavenly King

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Ye children of the heavenly King]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ye children of the heav’nly King,
Hear Jesus’ call to you—
Be up and onward! march away,
His soldiers brave and true.
Your foes, unseen, are strong indeed—
Fight ev’ry fault and sin—
Oh! look to Christ in time of need,
And you shall vict’ry win.

Refrain:
Then onward go! yes,—onward go!
Be strong to dare—
go arm’d with pray’r;
Face ev’ry foe—yes, onward go,
Courageous ev’rywhere.

2 Your Saviour gives the shield of faith,
“Salvation’s helmet” true;
His armor wear! fail not to take
The “Spirit’s sword” with you.
Let self be battled day by day—
Put all temptation down—
Then onward go—away—away!—
To win a glorious crown. [Refrain]

3 Walk in the path the Saviour trod,
And win Him volunteers;
So live that you shall honor God
Throughout eternal years.
And you shall evermore rejoice
That victory was won;
That Christ said with approving voice,
My child, “well done—well done!” [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #2

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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Text Information

First Line: Ye children of the heavenly King
Title: Onward Go!
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then onward go! yes,—onward go
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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