Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Christ, our mighty Captain]
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1. Christ, our mighty captain, leads against the foe,
We will never falter when He bids us go;
Tho’ His righteous purpose we may never know,
Yet we’ll follow all the way.

Forward! forward! ’tis the Lord’s command;
Forward! forward! to the promised land;
Forward! forward! let the chorus ring:
We are sure to win with Christ, our king!

2. Satan’s fearful onslaughts cannot make us yield;
While we trust in Christ, our buckler and our shield;
Pressing ever on—the Spirit’s sword we wield,
And we follow all the way. [Refrain]

3. Let our glorious banner ever be unfurled;
From its mighty stronghold evil shall be hurled;
Christ, our mighty captain, overcomes the world,
And we follow all the way. [Refrain]

4. Fierce the battle rages—but ’twill not be long,
Then triumphant, shall we join the blessèd throng,
Joyfully uniting in the victor’s song—
If we follow all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1597

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe
Title: Forward
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward, 'tis the Lord's command



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