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In the love that knows no waning

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1 In the love that knows no waning, in the blessedness of peace,
The white-wing'd dove of mercy spreads her pinions o'er the seas,
And dauntless hope advancing throws her banner to the breeze,
For God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
For God is marching on.

2 Oh! by the widow's groaning, and the orphan's bitter tear,
And the tide of desolation that blighteth everywhere,
In the name of God we stand as one—a mighty league of prayer!
For God is marching on. [Chorus]

3 We bring no hatred in our souls, no fetters in our hands,
But in the all-resistless power that only love commands;
We lift our eyes, and wait to see what faith in God demands,
For God is marching on. [Chorus]

4 In vain the spoiler, hand in hand, in proud defiance calls,
We answer back his hate with peace, and march around his walls,
Till, at the trumpet-blast of God, the mighty fortress falls,
For God is marching on. [Chorus]

5 Then shout the tidings glorious—a glad and tireless band,
A league of faith to sweep away this evil from the land;
Hear the thunders of our legions rolling back from strand to strand,
For God is marching on. [Chorus]

Source: Rescue songs: words and music with standard selections #125

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the love that knows no waning
Author: Francis Bottome
Refrain First Line: For God is marching on
Copyright: Public Domain



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Free Methodist Hymnal #d287

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Rescue songs #125

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #769

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #701

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