Scripture Verse

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 24:8


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, 1915.

Music: Charles H. Marsh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Marsh (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rowe,


Driving the foe be­fore us, we are press­ing on,
In the fight for truth and right,
With our ban­ners high in the sun­lit sky,
Finding glo­ry in the fight.
Having the sweet as­sur­ance
That the Lord will win
And re­ward us in the end,
We are press­ing on with God’s great Son,
The soul’s eter­nal friend.


’Tis the bat­tle of the cen­tu­ries,
It is Christ against the world,
And from age to age shall the bat­tle rage,
Till the ban­ner of sin be furled;
With the migh­ty Sav­ior of the lost,
Whom the ran­somed souls adore,
We will bat­tle on, till the earth be won
And the fight shall be no more.

Bearing the price­less mes­sage to be­night­ed souls
In the haunts and dens of sin,
Making known His grace to a fet­tered race,
We with Christ are sure to win;
Spreading His love and mer­cy
With en­rap­tured hearts,
Making known His pow­er to save,
We will true re­main, till He shall reign
O’er ev­ery land and wave.


Every race and people shall His good­ness know
And re­vere Him for His love,
Shall ex­tol our king, till the earth shall bring
Tribute to the King above.
Mercy and grace are win­ning,
And at length, His throne
Our Re­deem­er shall as­cend,
Then thro’ count­less days our souls shall praise
The sin­ner’s per­fect friend.