Captain of their salvation…@Hebrews 2:10

Burton B. Bosworth, 1918 (🔊 pdf nwc). The phrase going over the top was born in the trench warfare of World War I: Attacks starting from trenches required infantry to climb over the top of the parapet before they could cross no man’s land to attack the enemy trenches.

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Burton B. Bosworth (1887-1958)

Soldiers are we in the army,
Fighting for Christ here below;
We’ll push ahead with a conquering tread,
And over the top will go.

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Over the top with Jesus,
Over the top we’ll go;
Jesus, our mighty captain,
Leads us against the foe;
Over the top with Jesus,
Over the top we’ll go;
Victory is sure if with Jesus
Over the top we go.

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Jesus, our mighty commander,
Leads on to victory, I know;
Exploits we’ll do if to Jesus we’re true,
And over the top will go.

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Where’er He leads we will follow,
Follow with hearts all aglow;
With love divine, break the enemy’s line,
As over the top we go.

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Enlist today for King Jesus,
Courage and loyalty show;
Take up your cross, counting all else but dross,
And over the top we’ll go.

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