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Church of Jesus, onward moving

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1 Church of Jesus onward moving
Over time's decaying years,
Haste, ye people, up and doing,
Till the Christ himself appears!
In the wake behold upspringing
Life eternal, beauty rare!
Lo, the blind by sight revealing,
Liberation from despair!

Chorus:
Church of Jesus! Church of Jesus!
Follow where the saints have trod,
To the sparkling dayspring fountains,
To the presence of our God.

2 Church of Jesus, host unnumbered,
Yet to know a sure increase,
Ever on to greater glory,
Led by love that cannot cease!
More and more, yea, more they're coming,
Hastening on from ev'ry land;
This, the blood-wash'd throng triumphant,
Soon before God's throne shall stand. [Chorus]

3 Church of Jesus we will follow,
Let the ensign blaze the way,
Out of night, of sin, of sorrow,
Lo! it leads to glorious day!
Past the lowlands, o'er the hillside,
Soon the higher ground is trod,
To the sparkling dayspring fountains,
To the presence of our God. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #17

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

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Author: Irvin H. Mack

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