Scripture Verse

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. 2 Corinthians 6:7


William F. Sherwin (1826–1888)

Words: Will­iam F. Sher­win, Heart and Voice (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), num­ber 75.

Music: Co­li­ma Will­iam F. Sherwin, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Speed the Gos­pel ar­my,
Thro’ the earth abroad,
Marching forth to con­quer
By the Word of God!
Clad in Chris­tian ar­mor,
Fearing not the foe,
Songs of faith and cour­age,
Singing as they go.


Speed the Gos­pel ar­my
Thro’ the earth abroad,
Marching on to con­quer
By the Word of God!

When the hosts of Sa­tan
In their rage as­sail,
Tho’ their name be le­gion,
They shall ne’er pre­vail.
God will give the vic­to­ry;
None can suf­fer loss
’Neath the glo­ri­ous ban­ner
Of the blood stained cross!


On, then, gall­ant sol­diers!
And, what­e’er be­tide,
This shall be your watch­word,
Christ the cru­ci­fied!
Standing by your col­ors,
Faithful un­to death,
Shout the name Em­ma­nu­el!
With your lat­est breath.