Scripture Verse

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14


Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Hymns We Love, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & Fred­er­ic W. Eick­hoff (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1907), num­ber 110.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


We come, we come like the hosts of old
To tri­umph ov­er sin;
The Sun­day School, in an ar­my strong,
The world for Christ to win.
We’ll on­ward press at the Mas­ter’s call,
In ar­mor bright ar­rayed;
Our voic­es ring in a joy­ous strain—
The song of the New Cru­sade.


Forward, press for­ward for­ev­er,
Forward! with hearts un­dis­mayed;
Forward! the world for Je­sus,
The song of the New Cru­sade.

We come, we come by the will of God,
The lamp of truth to bear,
Till shines the light of the Gos­pel ray
In glo­ry ev­ery­where.
With Zion’s king as our lead­er true,
We ne’er can be dis­mayed;
But praise His name, as we shout and sing,
The song of the New Cru­sade.


We come, we come in a migh­ty band,
His cross up­lift­ed high;
Our feet keep time to the glad refrain
That floods the sunlit sky.
We for­ward march at the trum­pet’s call,
Our hearts on Christ are stayed,
While loud and clear sounds the mu­sic sweet,
The song of the New Cru­sade.