God Himself is with us for our captain.@2 Chronicles 13:12
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Charles H. Gab­ri­el, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Like an army we are moving
Steadily, and at command,
Thro’ a strange and hostile country,
To a better, brighter land;
Full equipped, courageous, loyal,
With the Gospel firmly shod,
We are marching on to glory,
To the city of our God.

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With a firm determination,
And a trust that shall not wane,
For the King we have enlisted,
And are marching in His train;
Our song of joy is ever ringing,
While moving up the great highway
To a city bright, eternal,
In a land of cloudless day.

Many foes concealed about us,
Would invade our ranks today,
And with subtle agitation,
Seek to turn us from the way;
But our leader, on before us,
All their secret cunning knows,
And His wisdom is forever
Proof against the chief of foes.

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In the light our banner gleaming,
Fills the heart with love and cheer,
And the voice of our Redeemer,
Quiets every doubt and fear;
Shoulder pressed to shoulder ever,
With a tramp, tramp, tramp we move,
Onward, upward to the city
Built for us thro’ Jesus’ love.

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