Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid…for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.@Deuteronomy 31:6

Belle C. Harrington, 1907.

Edmund S. Lorenz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

With courage strong, we’ll march along,
Christ’s banner ever floating o’er us;
With purpose true His will to do
We’ll vanquish every foe before us.

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Forward march! Strong and steady!
Forward march! Ever ready!
Never doubt, never fear,
God with help is ever near!
Forward march! God directs us!
Forward march! He protects us!
In the hour of need help will appear.

With loyal heart, we’ll do our part,
To speed the coming day of gladness,
When righteousness shall come to bless
And banish sin, and death and sadness.

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With faithful will His ranks to fill,
We’ll tell with you the precious story,
Till all the earth shall know His worth,
And worship low the King of glory.

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We’ll know no fear with Jesus near,
He comforts, strengthens and protects us.
We can not fail, we must prevail,
For in the battle He directs us.

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