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Hearken to the music of our happy band

Hearken to the music of our happy band

Author: Mary M. Adams
Tune: [Hearken to the music]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hearken to the music
Of our happy band,
Marching ever onward
To the heav’nly land;
Come and join the banner
Under which we go,
Christ the Lord is Captain
And we fear no foe.

Duty is our watchword,
Faith our only shield;
And to our Commander
Will we ever yield.

2 Kind he is and gracious
To his children true,
And in ev’ry danger
He will lead us thro’;
“Love ye one another,”
His divine command;
Come and help us keep it
In our happy band. [Refrain]

3 So thro’ life’s rough pathway
To the heav’nly land,
Not a foe can conquer
One of Christ’s own band.
We thro’ him shall triumph,
Dwell with him on high,
Giving him the glory
For our victory. [Refrain]

4 When our marching’s ended,
And the night draws near,
Brightly thro’ the darkness
Will his face appear;
Hearken then O brothers,
Hear our loving call,
IN our faithful army
There is room for all. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #71

Author: Mary M. Adams

Mary Jane Matthews, married C. M. Smith; married A. S. Barnes, 1883; married Charles Kendall Adams, 1890. She has written verses in the leisure of her happy life. First her hymns sang themselves from her heart and then her poems caroled their way from her soul. Few of her classmates in Packer Institute, where she was for the most part educated, knew that the popular Mary Mathews was not American born and a Brooklyn girl. Her birthplace was Ireland and her ancestry Irish. She is the author of thirty or more known hymns, many of them incorporated in song books of a score of more songs and ballads, several of which have been set to music, and are familiar favorites, and of many lyrics and sonnets. Excerpts from The Magazine of Poetry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hearken to the music of our happy band
Author: Mary M. Adams
Refrain First Line: Duty is our watchword
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Choral Song #d68

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #98

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Our Song Book #54

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d78

The Alleluia #d85

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The New Alleluia #174

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The Service of Praise #71

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