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
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William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

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

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.

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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!

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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.

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