Scripture Verse

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17

Introduction

Words: Ja­bez G. Bick­er­ton, in Songs for Work and Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, J. How­ard Ent­wisle, Pow­ell G. Fith­i­an, Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1900), num­ber 90.

Music: George B. C. Tho­mas (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tho­mas (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Jabez G. Bickerton
(1856–1941)

Lyrics

There are many calls to war,
There are banners waving high,
Zion’s hosts, arise from far and near!
Throng ye to the battle front,
Halt ye not upon the way,
For the King of Light shall soon appear!

Refrain

Onward to the fray,
Trusting God to help us day by day.
Ever onward as we sing,
To the glory of the Lord our king.

Weapon formed against the Church
Shall not prosper,
saith the Lord,
’Gainst the light that shineth as the sun;
But the glorious Church of God,
Onward moves from day to day,
And will prosper while the ages run.

Refrain

Zion loved of the Lord,
Lift thy voice and cry aloud,
For the day of triumph soon shall come.
Soon the night will pass away,
Soon will dawn the perfect day,
And the ransomed shall be gathered home.

Refrain