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The Children's Army

Hark to the tread of the children's army

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Hark to the tread of the children’s army]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark to the tread of the children's army,
Look on the youthful, and bright-faced throng,
Hastening forward with eager footsteps,
Marching the highways of time along.

Marching along, marching along,
Led by the King we are singing our song;
Marching along, marching along,
Marching the highway of time along.

2 Over the children unfurl the banner
Of the dear Master who loves them all;
Teach them to follow where he would lead them,
Ready to answer his ev'ry call. [Chorus]

3 Train'd for the Master, the children's army
Strong in the service divine will be,
Over the foes they must meet in conflict,
Jesus will give them the victory. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #140

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark to the tread of the children's army
Title: The Children's Army
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: Marching along
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Junior Praises #d13

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The Service of Praise #127

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The Voice of Praise #140

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