Scripture Verse

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Introduction

Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, in Last­ing Songs, by Ben­ja­min B. Beall et al. (Doug­las­ville, Geor­gia: B. B. Beall, 1910), num­ber 1.

Music: Bun­yan B. Smith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Jennie Wilson
(1856–1913)

Lyrics

Enlisted in the Christian ranks,
A faithful soldier be,
And side by side with loyal ones
March on (march on) to victory.

Refrain

March on (march on) to victory,
March on (march on) to victory;
Beneath the banner of the Lord
March on (march on) to victory (march on).

The conflict may be hard and long,
But triumph is assured,
And Heaven holds a rich reward
For trials here endured.

Refrain

Relying on the Lord of Hosts,
March on to conquer sin,
And to your Leader gladly bear
Each trophy that you win.

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The joy of conquest will be yours,
When you have overcome,
And after warfare, rest and peace
Await (await) in God’s bright home.

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