1 March along rejoicing, loyal soldiers of the King,
Make the world reecho with his praises as you sing;
Let his love and service now your souls completely sway,
He alone is worthy, he alone can lead the way.
March along, march along, happy hearts and bright;
To the King lift the song, sing with pure delight;
Praise his love, for it will always keep you strong;
Raise the royal banner high, and march along.
2 Show to all around you that his love can keep you free;
Tell to all that Jesus shall your Leader always be;
Praise his boundless goodness in the thoughtless, busy throng;
Keep the faith and fight against the hosts of sin and wrong. [Refrain]
3 Follow Jesus closely wheresoever he may go,
He will surely shield you from the weapons of the foe;
And, if you are faithful, when the battle here is o’er,
In his blessed presence you shall rest forevermore. [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: March Along, Happy HeartsFirst Line: March along rejoicing, loyal soldiers of the KingTune Title: [March along rejoicing, loyal soldiers of the King]Author: James RoweDate: 1910Subject: Martial |