Onward, Christian Army

Hark, I hear the tramp of legions

Author: James C. Harwood
Tune: [Hark! I hear the tramp of legions]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark! I hear the tramp of legions,
Marching with resistless tread;
See! they come, a host advancing
With their banners high o’erhead;
“Whither march ye, youthful soldiers?
Under whose command, I pray?”
Hear the answer, “We’re the army
of King Jesus, on our way.”

We are marching on to Zion,
Christ Himself is at our heard;
Such a Chief we dare to follow,
Wheresoever we are led.

2 But what means this flaming banner,
With its strange device in gold?
Loyalty to what, I pray you,
Is this loyalty you hold?
“’Tis a pledge to Him who leads us,
That our swords shall never rest
Till the world shall bow before Him,
North and South and East and West.” [Refrain]

3 Onward! onward! Christian soldiers!
Find the battle’s fiercest fray;
Satan’s hosts shall flee before you,
All shall own Messiah’s sway;
Ignorance and superstition
Must forever pass away;
Onward! onward press the battle,
Onward, you shall win the day. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #172

Author: James C. Harwood

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Text Information

First Line: Hark, I hear the tramp of legions
Title: Onward, Christian Army
Author: James C. Harwood
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are marching on to Zion
Copyright: Public Domain


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