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2 Stand up, stand up, for Jesus;
The trumpet call obey;
In this his glorious day :
Against unnumber'd foes;
And strength to strength oppose.
Stand in his strength alone;
Ye dare not trust your own :
And watching unto prayer,
Be never wanting there.
The next the victor's song :
A crown of life shall be;
Shall reign eternally." 321 Be ye sober, and watch unto prayer.—1 Pet. iv. 7. [78. 3. 1 “CHRISTIAN, seek not yet repose,
Hear thy guardian angel say;
“ Watch and pray.
Mustering their unseen array,
“Watch and pray.”
Wear it ever night and day;
“ Watch and pray."
4 Hear the victors who o'ercame;
Still they mark each warrior's way;
- Watch and pray.”
Him thou lovest to obey;
« Watch and pray.”
Hung the issue of the day;
** Watch and pray.
322 Be strong and of good courage : for the Lord thy [11s.
God, he it is that doth go with thee.-Deut.
xxxi. 6. 1 ONWARD, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before.
Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before. 2 At the name of Jesus Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell's foundations quiver at the shout of praise : Brothers, lift your voices; loud your anthems raise.
Onward, Christian soldiers, &c. 3 Like a mighty army, moves the Church of God. Brothers, we are treading where the saints have
trod. We are not divided, all one body weOne in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
Onward, Christian soldiers, &c. 4 Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise
But the Church of Jesus constant will remain :
Gates of hell can never 'gainst that Church
prevail ; We have Christ's own promise, and that cannot fail.
Onward, Christian soldiers, &c. 5 Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng; Blend with ours your voices in the triumph
song; Glory, praise, and honour unto Christ the King, This through countless ages men and angels
sing. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before.
323 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go [11s.
forward.—Exod. xiv. 15. 1 FORWARD! be our watchword, steps and voices
join'd; Seek the things before us, not a look behind; Burns the fiery pillar at our army's head; Who shall dream of shrinking, by Jehovah led ? Forward through the desert, through the toil
and fight: Jordan flows before us, Zion beams with light. 2 Forward, when in childhood buds the infant
mind : All through youth and manhood, not a thought
behind; Speed through realms of nature, climb the steps
of grace; Faint not till around us gleams the Father's face. Forward, all the lifetime, climb from height to
height; Till the head be hoary, till the eve be light. 3 Forward, flock of Jesus, salt of all the earth, Till each yearning purpose spring to glorious Sick, they ask for healing; blind, they gropo
for day : Pour upon the nations wisdom's loving ray. Forward, out of error; leave behind the night;
; Forward through the darkness, forward into
light. 4 Glories upon glories hath our God prepared,
, By the souls that love him one day to be shared: Eye hath not beheld them, ear hath never heard; Nor of these hath utter'd thought or speech a
word : Forward, marching eastward, where the heaven
is bright, Till the veil be lifted, till our faith be sight. 5 Far o'er yon horizon rise the city towers,
Where our God abideth; that fair home is ours; Flash the streets with jasper, shine the gates
with gold; Flows the gladdening river shedding joys
untold. Thither, onward thither, in Jehovah's might:
Pilgrims to your country, forward into light. 6 To the Father's glory loudest anthems raise ;
To the Son and Spirit echo songs of praise ;
324 They declare plainly that they seek a country. [P.M.
Heb. xi. 14.
Where death and darkness reign,
Where we our rest shall gain
2 To Canaan's sacred bound
We baste with songs of joy,
And sweets that never cloy. Hallelujah! we are on our way to God. 3 There sin and sorrow cease,
And every conflict's o'er;
Enraptured myriads sing;
For God himself is King. Hallelujah! we are on our way to God. 5 We soon shall join the throng;
Their pleasures we shall share;
With all the ransom'd there. Hallelujah! we are on our way to God. 6 How sweet the prospect is!
It cheers the pilgrim's breast :
But soon shall gain our rest.
Our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
eternal weight of glory.—2 Cor. iv. 17.
If onward ye will tread
To Jesus as your Head !
As Jesus did for men:
As Jesus hunger'd then !