232. From Age to Age They Gather

1 From age to age they gather, all the brave of heart and strong;
In the strife of truth with error, of the right against the wrong;
I can see their gleaming banner, I can hear their triumph song;
The truth is marching on!

2 ‘In this sign we conquer,’ ’tis the symbol of our faith,
Made holy by the might of love triumphant over death;
‘He finds his life who loseth it,’ forevermore it saith:
The right is marching on!

3 The earth is circling onward out of shadow into light;
The stars keep watch above our way, however dark the night;
For every martyr’s stripe there glows a bar of morning bright;
And love is marching on!

4 Lead on, O cross of martyr faith, with thee is victory;
Shine forth, O stars and reddening dawn, the full day yet shall be;
On earth His kingdom cometh, and with joy our eyes shall see,
Our God is marching on.

Text Information
First Line: From age to age they gather, all the brave of heart and strong
Title: From Age to Age They Gather
Author: Frederick L. Hosmer (1891)
Publication Date: 1921
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick F. Bullard (1902)

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