Scripture Verse

God Himself is with us for our captain. 2 Chronicles 13:12

Introduction

Words: Frank­lin D. Barnes, 1898. Ap­peared in The Gold­en Sheaf (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1902), num­ber 66.

Music: The Tooth of Time Frank­lin D. Barnes (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Forward be our watchword,
Onward in His name;
Faithful in His service,
Ever true remain;
Jesus is our leader,
At our army’s head;
Never shrink nor falter,
By our captain led;
Soon the warfare over,
Ended death and pain,
We with Christ forever,
In His kingdom reign.

Forward be our watchword,
In His army joined;
Marching on to conquest,
Not a look behind;
Onward to the conflict,
Trusting in His name,
He will lead His people,
And His cause maintain.
Jesus is our captain;
He our faithful guide,
If we only trust Him,
And in Him abide.

Come and join the army
Of our Lord and king;
Volunteers He calleth,
Hearts and voices bring;
Giving time and service
To our gracious God;
Who, in love and mercy,
Seeks our lasting good.
Come, and He will keep you
In His blessèd way;
He will lead you unto
Realms of endless day.