Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Words: Jennie Wilson, in Lasting Songs, by Benjamin B. Beall et al. (Douglasville, Georgia: B. B. Beall, 1910), number 1.
Music: Bunyan B. Smith (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Smith (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Enlisted in the Christian ranks,
A faithful soldier be,
And side by side with loyal ones
March on (march on) to victory.
March on (march on) to victory,
March on (march on) to victory;
Beneath the banner of the Lord
March on (march on) to victory (march on).
The conflict may be hard and long,
But triumph is assured,
And Heaven holds a rich reward
For trials here endured.
Relying on the Lord of Hosts,
March on to conquer sin,
And to your Leader gladly bear
Each trophy that you win.
The joy of conquest will be yours,
When you have overcome,
And after warfare, rest and peace
Await (await) in God’s bright home.