Scripture Verse

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Introduction

Words: Han­nah Thur­ston, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 6.

Music: Charles J. Es­pen­shade (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Onward to battle,
A loyal band of soldiers we;
O’er wrong and evil
We’ll win the victory!

Refrain

Onward, then, nor falter in the conflict,
Haste away, the call obey;
Tho’ evil’s mighty host encamp against us,
They cannot prevail;
Onward, then, our captain true is leading,
Forward go to meet the foe;
Despite his boast, we’ll conquer Satan’s host;
We can never, never fail.

Christ is our captain,
A leader strong and true is He;
He leads to triumph
Tho’ fierce the strife may be.

Refrain

Long tho’ the conflict,
We ne’er shall give the battle o’er;
Till Christ in triumph
Shall reign from shore to shore.

Refrain