Our Strength and Shield

March on, happy soldiers, rejoice as you go

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [March on, happy soldiers, rejoice as you go]
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: March on, happy soldiers, rejoice as you go
Title: Our Strength and Shield
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll march along with a conquering song
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Bright Melodies #38

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Gospel Hosannas #60

Melodies of Salvation #d92

Melodies of Salvation #d136

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #24

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