Scripture Verse

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:12–13

Introduction

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Carrie E. Breck
(1855–1934)

Words: Car­rie E. Breck, 1900.

Music: Grant C. Tul­lar (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Grant C. Tullar
(1869–1950)

Lyrics

Christ, our mighty captain,
Leads against the foe,
We will never falter
When He bids us go;
Tho’ His righteous purpose
We may never know,
Yet we’ll follow all the way.

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Forward! forward!
’Tis the Lord’s command;
Forward! forward!
To the promised land;
Forward! forward!
Let the chorus ring:
We are sure to win with
Christ, our king!

Satan’s fearful onslaughts
Cannot make us yield;
While we trust in Christ,
Our buckler and our shield;
Pressing ever on—the
Spirit’s sword we wield,
And we follow all the way.

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Let our glorious banner
Ever be unfurled;
From its mighty stronghold
Evil shall be hurled;
Christ, our mighty captain,
Overcomes the world,
And we follow all the way.

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Fierce the battle rages—
But ’twill not be long,
Then triumphant, shall we
Join the blessèd throng,
Joyfully uniting
In the victor’s song—
If we follow all the way.

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