Do not be discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.@2 Chronicles 20:15
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John H. Tenney
(1840–1918)

Hor­ace E. Kim­ball, in Gar­lands of Praise, by Asa Hull (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania: Asa Hull, 1876), pag­es 72–73.

John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Onward to the fight;
Hold the banner firmly,
Battle for the right!
Hold the cross for Jesus,
As your banner high;
Never must you falter,
Never must you fly.

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Onward, Christian soldier,
Onward to the fight,
Hold the banner firmly,
Battle for the right;
Hold the banner firmly,
Hold the banner firmly,
Hold the banner firmly,
Battle for the right.

Jesus Christ, your Savior,
Says that you must win
If you do His bidding,
Look for strength to Him;
Clad in heav’nly armor,
You’ll o’ercome the foe,
Triumph o’er the tempter,
Jesus tells you so.

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Then when warfare’s over,
When the fight is done,
When the foes are vanquished,
When the victory’s won,
Laying down your armor,
Clad in showy white,
You shall reign with Jesus,
In eternal light.

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