Composer: Henry Robert Gadsby (1875)
Published in 14 hymnals

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Composer: Henry Robert Gadsby

Born: December 15, 1840, Hackney, England. Though many sources show his birth year as 1842, census entries indicate an 1840 birth. Died: November 11, 1907, Putney, England. Buried: Putney Vale Cemetery. Gadsby was a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral (1849-58), and organist at St. Peter’s, Brockley, until 1884, when he succeeded John Hullah at Queen’s College, Harley Street, London. In 1880, he became a professor at the Guildhall School of Music. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Robert Gadsby (1875)
Incipit: 5U135 54311 D7U1D 67U14
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Far o'er yon horizon

Forward! be our watchword

Forward be our watchword,
Hearts and voices joined;
Seek the things before us,
Not a look behind.
Burns the fiery pillar
At our army's head;
Who shall dream of shrinking,
By our captain led.

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The Cyber Hymnal #1598
Text: Forward! Be Our Watchword
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The Cyber Hymnal #2667
Text: Hark, the Voice Eternal
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