Scripture Verse

We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37

Introduction

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R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Words: R. Kel­so Car­ter, in Our New Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip Phil­lips (New York: Funk & Wag­nalls, 1893).

Music: Mt. Hood R. Kel­so Car­ter, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Cross of Christ! lead on­ward,
Through the ho­ly war;
In this sign we con­quer,
Now and ev­er­more.
Not of man the pow­er,
Not to man the fame;
We are vic­tors only
In our lead­er’s name.

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Cross of Christ! lead on­ward,
Through the ho­ly war;
In this sign we con­quer
Now and ev­er­more.

Not with pomp and pa­geant,
Not in earth­ly pride;
We must fight our bat­tles
Like the Cru­ci­fied.
Overcome by suff’ring,
Conquer through de­feat;
Tried and test­ed dai­ly
In the fur­nace heat.

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Panoplied in grac­es,
Bold, yet hum­bly meek;
Resting while we’re work­ing
Strong, but ev­er weak.
Timid, though cour­age­ous,
Gaining as we give;
Crucified with Je­sus,
Yet, in Him, we live.

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By a cloud en­compass­ed,
Witnesses above;
Saints, apos­tles, pro­phets,
Precious ones we love;
While ad­vance is sound­ing,
Mounts the bat­tle thrill.
Cross of Christ! lead on­ward
Where the Cap­tain will.

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Marching in the path­way
That the Mas­ter trod,
Walks One dai­ly with us
Like the Son of God.
To the end en­dur­ing,
Armor ne’er laid down
Till the cross leads up­ward
To the blood bought crown.

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