Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

A Collection Of 105 Christian Hymns, Songs & Odes - online book

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1   ONWARD ! onward J band victorious, Rear the temp'rance banner high ! Thus far hath your course been glorious ;
Now your day of triumph's nigh. Vice and error flee before you
As the darkness flies the sun ; Onward, vict'ry hovers o'er you,
Soon the battle will be won !
2  Onward ! onward! songs and praises
Ring to heaven's topmost arch, Whensoe'er your standard raises,
And your conquering legions march. Gird the temp'rance armor on you,
Look for guidance from above; God and angels smile upon you,
Hasten then your work of lave !
3  Lo, what multitudes despairing !
Widows, orphans, heirs of wo, And the slaves their fetters wearing,
Reeling madly to and fro ; Mercy, justice, both entreat you
To destroy their bitter foe; Christians, patriots, good men greet you,
To the conflict bravely go !
4  To the vender and distiller
Thunder truth with startling tone ! Swell the accents louder, shriller,
Make their guilt enormous known. Onward ! onward! never falter,
Cease not till the earth is free ; Swear on temp'rance' holy altar,
Death is yours, or Victory !
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