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Marching On to Crowns of Glory

Faithful soldiers of the King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Faithful soldiers of the King]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Faithful soldiers of the King,
Marching on to crowns of glory,
Let your shouts of vict'ry ring,
Glad hallelujahs sing.

Marching on, to the starry crowns of glory,
Marching on, with our faces t'ward the sky;
Marching on, let Emmanuel's banner's fly,
Marching onward, to our home on high.

2 Clad in armor pure and bright,
Marching on to crowns of glory,
Trust ye in your Leader's might,
And triumph in the fight. [Chorus]

3 Christ the Lord will be your shield,
Marching on to crowns of glory;
While the sword of truth you wield,
On life's great battlefield. [Chorus]

4 Go, rejoicing on your way,
Marching on to crowns of glory;
Soon will break the drawing ray,
The coronation day. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #109

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faithful soldiers of the King
Title: Marching On to Crowns of Glory
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marching on, to the starry crowns of glory
Copyright: Public Domain



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Junior Praises #d9

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The Service of Praise #111

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The Voice of Praise #109

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