Words: Fanny Crosby, in The Service of Praise, by Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack, 1900), number 142. Some hymnals give the author as
H. D. K., one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.
Forward, soldiers, bold and fearless,
Hear the call of God;
Prove your courage in the conflict,
Tread where brave men trod.
Lift aloft the cross of Jesus,
Hold it high and strong;
Shout the name of Him who saves us,
Swell the battle song.
Faith our shield, and hope our helmet,
Satan’s hosts we face;
Marshaled in the might of Jesus,
Win we by His grace.
Heed the order of our captain,
Wield the Spirit’s sword;
Onward, fearless, press to conquer,
Slaying by His Word.
They shall share the glad Hosanna,
Who on Him believe;
They shall ’neath His royal banner
Crowns of life receive.