1 Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday-School Brigade,
Whether rain or shine we are always on parade;
By our Savior led, in the sunshine of His love,
We are marching on to the land of joy above.
Marching on, on, on, on to glory
Making known the blessed story;
There is joy, joy, joy for each girl and boy,
In the Sunday-School Brigade.
2 With the cross held high in the blessed gospel light,
Eyes aglow with love, as the sun our banner bright;
Dreading not the storm, fearing not the waiting foe,
Singing songs of praise, on and on with Christ we go. [Refrain]
3 Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday-School Brigade,
We will win that crown that will never, never fade;
We will trust our King, whersoever be the way,
We will follow Him to the realm of endless day. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: The Sunday School BrigadeFirst Line: Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday School BrigadeTune Title: [Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday School Brigade]Author: James RoweDate: 1915
Display Title: The Sunday school brigadeFirst Line: Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday School BrigadeTune Title: [Hear the tramp, tramp, tramp of the Sunday School Brigade]Author: James RoweDate: 1913