March, March Onward, Soldiers True

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1 March, march onward, soldiers true!
Take through clouds and mist your way,
Yonder flows the fount of life,
Yonder dwells eternal day.
March, though myriad foes are nigh,
Forward till ye reach the shore;
Then, when all the strife is done,
Rest in peace for evermore.

2 Hark, hark, loud the trumpet sound!
Wake, ye children of the light;
Time is past for sloth and sleep;
Wake and arm you for the fight.
Spear and sword each warrior needs;
Foes are round you, friends are few;
Faint not though the way be long;
Fainting, still your way pursue.

3 See, see, yonder shines your home;
Gates of pearl and walls of gold,
Joy that heart hath never known,
Bliss that tongue hath never told.
Victors then through Christ your Lord,
Gather’d round his glorious throne,
Be it yours to sing his praise,
Praise that he, your King, shall own.

4 Praise, praise him who reigns on high!
Praise the co-eternal Son,
Praise the Spirit, Lord of life,
Praise the blessed Three in One.
Praise him, ye who toil and fight;
Praise him, ye who bear the palm;
As the sound of mighty seas,
Pour your everlasting psalm.

Source: The Service of Praise #49

Author: E. H. Plumptre

Edward H. Plumptre (b. London, England, August 6, 1821; d. Wells, England, February 1, 1891) was an eminent classical and biblical scholar who gained prominence in both church and university. Educated at King's College, London, and University College, Oxford, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1846. Plumptre served as a preacher at Oxford and a professor of pastoral theology at King's College, and held a number of other prestigious positions. His writings include A Life of Bishop Ken (1888), translations from Greek and Latin classics, and poetry and hymns. Plumptre was also a member of the committee that produced the Revised Version of the Bible. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: March, march onward, soldiers true
Title: March, March Onward, Soldiers True
Author: E. H. Plumptre
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune SALZBURG, named after the Austrian city made famous by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was first published anonymously in the nineteenth edition of Praxis Pietatis Melica (1678); in that hymnbook's twenty-fourth edition (1690) the tune was attributed to Jakob Hintze (b. Bernau, Germany, 1622; d. B…

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The Service of Praise #49

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