11905. Marching On To Zion

1 We are children of a king,
Marching on to Zion;
O the songs of joy we sing,
On our journey home;
Will you go with us today,
Marching on to Zion,
Where the King will lead the way,
On our journey home?

Refrain:
Zion, Zion, marching on to Zion;
Soon we’ll enter the pearly gate,
Soon we’ll gather home.

2 Toil and danger we shall meet
Marching on to Zion;
Thorns will pierce our weary feet,
On our journey home;
Yet the King His own will cheer,
Marching on to Zion;
O how oft His words we hear,
On our journey home. [Refrain]

3 True and faithful let us be,
Marching on to Zion;
Till our eyes the King shall see,
On our journey home;
Hark, He bids us watch and wait,
Marching on to Zion;
Till we reach the pearly gate,
On our journey home. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We are children of a king
Title: Marching On To Zion
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1884)
Refrain First Line: Zion, Zion, marching on to Zion
Language: English
Source: Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [We are children of a king]
Composer: William Howard Doane
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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