Scripture Verse

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


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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Car­rott (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.


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.


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.


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.