Hymn 579
FORWARD! be our watchword

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, By the souls that love him One day to be shared. Eye hath not beheld them, Ear hath never heard, Nor of these hath uttered Thought or speech a word. Forward, ever forward, Where the heaven is bright; Till the veil be lifted, Till our faith be sight. 3 Far o’er yon horizon, Rise the city towers, Where our God abideth; That fair home is ours; Shine the gates with gold, Flows the gladdening river, shedding joys untold, Thither onward thither, In Jehovah’s might; Pilgrims to your country, Forward into light. 4 To the Father’s glory, Loudest anthems raise, To the son and spirit, Echo songs of praise, Blessed Three in One, Be by men and angels, Endless honour done, Weak are earthly praises, Dull the songs of night; Forward into triumph, Forward into light.

Hymn 579 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu