We March, We March to Victory

We come in the might of the Lord of light

Author: Gerard Moultrie (1867)
Tune: THE GOOD FIGHT
Published in 207 hymnals

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Refrain:
We march, we march to victory,
With the cross of the Lord before us,
With His loving eye looking down from the sky,
And His holy arm spread o'er us,
His holy arm spread o'er us.

1 We come in the might of the Lord,
In joyous train to meet Him;
And we put to flight the armies of night,
That the sons of the day may greet Him,
The sons of the day may greet Him. [Refrain]

2 The bands of the aliens flee away,
When our chant goes up as thunder,
And the van of the Lord in serried array
Cleaves Satan's ranks asunder,
Satan's ranks asunder. [Refrain]

3 Our sword is the Spirit of God on high,
Our helmet His salvation;
And our banner the cross of Calvary,
And our watchword: The Incarnation,
Our watchword: The Incarnation. [Refrain]

4 We tread in the might of the Lord of hosts,
And fear not man nor devil;
For our Captain Himself guards well our coasts,
To defend all His church from evil,
Defend all His church from evil. [Refrain]

5 He marches in front of His banner unfurled
Which He raised that His own might find Him;
And the holy church throughout all the world
Fall in rank and march behind Him,
Fall in rank and march behind Him. [Refrain]

6 And the angel choir with its song awaits
Our march to the golden Zion;
For our Captain has broken the brazen gates,
And burst the bars of iron,
Burst the bars of iron. [Refrain]

7 Then onward we march, our arms to prove,
With the banner of Christ before us,
With His eye of love looking down from above
And His holy arm spread o'er us,
His holy arm spread o'er us. [Refrain]


Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #351

Author: Gerard Moultrie

Moultrie, Gerard, M.A., son of the Rev. John Moultrie, was born at Rugby Rectory, Sept. 16, 1829, and educated at Rugby and Exeter College, Oxford (B.A. 1851, M.A. 1856). Taking Holy Orders, he became Third Master and Chaplain in Shrewsbury School; Chaplain to the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, 1855-59; curate of Brightwaltham, 1859; and of Brinfield, Berks, 1860; Chaplain of the Donative of Barrow Gurney, Bristol, 1864: Vicar of Southleigh, 1869, and Warden of St. James's College, Southleigh,1873. He died April 25, 1885. His publications include: 1) The Primer set forth at large for the use of the Faithful. In Family and Private Prayer. Edited from the Post Reformation editions, 1864. (2) Hymns and Lyrics for the Seasons and Saint… Go to person page >

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First Line: We come in the might of the Lord of light
Title: We March, We March to Victory
Author: Gerard Moultrie (1867)
Meter: 10.8.9.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We march, we march to victory

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