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742. Zion's Onward March

1 In the land of Galilee,
Look! what is it that we see?
Surely, something more than common is at hand;
Multitudes of people pass,
’Tis a mighty, moving mass,
Moved by pow’r that’s more than mortal to command.

Forward, forward are they marching,
As the years still come and go;
As they’re marching hear them sing,
“We are following our King,
He’s our Leader and no other will we know.”

2 Eighteen hundred years and more,
Land to land, from shore to shore,
With the King of glory always in the lead;
Through the fire and through the blood
Persecution’s awful flood
Thins their ranks, but still they onward do proceed. [Refrain]

3 Through the darkness, through the light,
Through twelve hundred years of night,
But the morning of the day doth now appear;
See the mighty blood-washed throng,
Marching on with shout and song,
The full day of final vict’ry draweth near. [Refrain]

4 Through the dark and cloudy day
They’re still marching on their way,
See their numbers are increasing more and more;
The three days and half are past,
Light sublime has come at last—
’Tis revealing that the cloudy day is o’er. [Refrain]

5 Now they’ve reached the evening light,
Clothed in robes of snowy white,
Still they’re marching on to certain victory;
Satan’s hosts they now defy,
“God has conquered!” hear them cry,
As they reach the borders of eternity. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In the land of Galilee
Title: Zion's Onward March
Author: H. R. J. (1911)
Meter: R
Scripture: Revelation 11:2; Revelation 11:9; Revelation 12:6
Source: Timeless Truths (; Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (16); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (443)
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward are they marching
Tune Information
Name: [In the land of Galilee]
Composer: Unknown
Arranger: H. R. Jeffrey (1911)
Meter: R
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (16); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (443)

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