Henry Alford, 1871
Forward! be our watchword, steps and voices joined;|
Seek the things before us, not a look behind;
Burns the fiery pillar at our army's head;
Who shall dream of shrinking, by our Captain led?
Forward through the desert, through the toil and fight;
Jordan flows before us; Zion beams with light.
2. Glories upon glories hath our God prepared,
3. Far o'er yon horizon rise the city towers|
Where our God abideth; that fair home is ours:
Flash the streets with jasper, shine the gates with gold;
Flows the gladdening river shedding joys untold.
Thither, onward, thither, in the Spirit's might;
Pilgrims to your country, forward into light!
4. To the eternal Father loudest anthems raise;
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