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A youthful host advances

A youthful host advances

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [A youthful host advances]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 A youthful host advances
Along the King’s highway;
With banners brightly gleaming,
They joyful march today.

Forward march! Forward march!
Heart and hand to Christ they bring;
Forward march! Forward march!
Glad to serve their King!

2 Long years ago he blest them,
The Savior ever dear;
So now they gladly follow
Whene’er his call they hear. [Refrain]

3 A youthful host advances,
O turn them not aside;
There’s room for all the children,
The world is very wide. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #170

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A youthful host advances
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Forward march