Scripture Verse

God Himself is with us for our captain. 2 Chronicles 13:12


Words & Mu­sic: J. How­ard Ent­wisle, Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897), num­ber 92 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ent­wisle (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


On for Jesus! steady be your arm and brave;
Onward, onward take the shield and sword;
On for Jesus! standard of your captain wave,
Pressing onward, trusting in His word.


Marching, marching on,
We’re marching onward still for Jesus;
Marching, marching on,
Beneath the banner of the free.
On for Jesus! this shall be the battle cry,
Ne’er retreating, ever pressing on;
On for Jesus! marching on to victory,
As we shout the glad redemption song.

On for Jesus! tiresome tho’ the conflict be,
Tho’ the hosts of sin are pressing hard;
On for Jesus! striving for the victory,
Endless life will soon be your reward.


On for Jesus, till the sound of strife is o’er!
When the great Commander calls for thee,
Thou shalt wear a crown of life forevermore,
And with Jesus reign eternally.