Scripture Verse

We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. Psalm 20:5

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Se­lect Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by Fran­cis N. Pe­lou­bet & Hu­bert P. Main (New York: Big­low & Main, 1893), num­ber 191.

Music: Kash­mir, ar­ranged by Live­sey Car­rott, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

March onward, march onward!
Our banner of light
Is waving before us
Majestic and bright;
March onward thro’ trial,
Temptation and strife,
No rest from the conflict—
The battle of life.

Refrain

Press forward, look upward,
Be strong in the Lord,
Our hope in His mercy,
Our trust in His word;
Press forward, look upward,
March homeward and sing,
All glory to Jesus,
To Jesus our king.

March onward, undaunted,
Whate’er may oppose;
The sword of the Spirit
Will vanquish our foes;
Tho’ legions of darkness
Our pathway assail,
If prayer be our watchword,
They cannot prevail.

Refrain

The shaft of the tempter
Will strike, but in vain,
Our buckler of faith
In Immanuel’s name;
The storm cloud may gather,
The thunder may roll,
Yet God is the refuge
And rock of our soul.

Refrain

March onward, oh, vision
Of rapture untold!
The victors for Jesus
Ere long shall behold
The land of our promise,
The home of our rest,
And dwell with our captain
Eternally blest.

Refrain