F. J. Crosby


ONWARD, soldiers! Onward today;

Christ our Leader calls us away;

Quickly hasten forth to the field,

March with sword and shield.

“Forward, forward!” thus saith the Lord;

Fear not, faint not, trust in His Word;

He will guard us, He will defend,

Till the strife shall end.


Onward, soldiers! make no delay;

Hear the orders, hear and obey;

On to victory, on let us go,

Braving every foe.


Onward, soldiers! on for the right,

Let our banners wave in the light;

Soon the victor’s song we will sing,

“Praise to God our King.”


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