When Israel out of bondage came,A sea before them lay;My Lord reached down His mighty hand,And rolled the sea away.
Then forward still—’tis Jehovah’s will,Though the billows dash and spray.With a conq’ring tread we will push ahead;He’ll roll the sea away.
Before me was a sea of sin,So great I feared to pray;My heart’s desire the Savior read,And rolled the sea away.
When sorrows dark, like stormy waves,Were dashing o’er my way,Again the Lord in mercy came,And rolled the sea away.
And when I reach the sea of death,For needed grace I’ll pray;I know the Lord will quickly come,And roll the sea away.
Onward, soldiers! onward today!Christ our Leader calls us away;Quickly hasten forth to the field,March with sword and shield.
“Forward, forward,” thus saith the Lord,Fear not, faint not, trust in his Word:He will guard us, He will defendTill the strife shall end.
Onward, soldiers! make no delay;Hear the orders, hear and obey;On to victory, on let us go,Braving every foe.
Onward, soldiers! on for the right,Let our banners wave in the light;Soon the victor’s song we will sing,“Praise to God our King.”