Scripture Verse

God Himself is with us for our captain. 2 Chronicles 13:12

Introduction

Words: Ka­tha­ryn D. Ba­con, 1911. Ap­peared in the Song Crown, by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Texas: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 6.

Music: J. W. West (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know West’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ba­con, would you ?

portrait
Katharyn D. Bacon
1884–1044

Lyrics

Hark! the bugle sounds To arms!
To the battlefield now speed you,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!
Fear you not defeat or harms,
Christ Himself will ever lead you,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!

Refrain

On to victr’y, soldiers, on!
Soon the morn of peace will dawn;
Wave on high the flag that frees us
Till the world is won for Jesus,
On to victr’y, soldiers, on!

To the front! O hear the call,
Fiercely now the battle rages,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!
In God’s name the foe must fall,
He’s the Conqu’ror of all ages,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!

Refrain

Falter not, but bravely fight
Till the world is peace possessing,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!
Then at last in Heav’n so bright
You’ll receive eternal blessing,
On to victr’y, soldiers on!

Refrain