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The army of the living God

Hark, on the highway of life a sound As crested waves of ocean roar

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Hark! On the highway of life a sound]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! On the highway of life a sound,
As crested waves of ocean roar,
Lash’d by the storm in its fury spent,
As they beat upon the shore.

Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the army as they march along the way of life,
They are weary of the toil and the travel, or the bitterness of strife;
But they hope and trust, looking ever on the path the saints before have trod,
And as they march along their faith grows strong in the church of the living God.

2 Onward they march with a faith unmoved
By any change of time or creed;
Their’s to believe that the word of God
Can supply the world’s great need. [Refrain]

3 Step in the ranks, you are needed there,
Cling to the church and God will bless;
He is the hope of the whole wide world
For the cause of righteousness. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #67

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, on the highway of life a sound As crested waves of ocean roar
Title: The army of the living God
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Chorus Selections #d12

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #84

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #67

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d57

Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d58

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The Gospel Message No. 2 #8

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #100

The Primary Song book #d30

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