1 March on, march on, follow the mighty Commander;
March on, march on; Jesus our Captain and Lord;
March on, march on; see that your steps never falter,
March on, march on, heeding his ev’ry word.
There’s a song that blends with prayer,
There’s a shout upon the air;
‘Tis a song of grace so free,
‘Tis a shout of victory.
2 March on, march on; joyfully singing, hosanna;
March on, march on; fighting the battle of faith;
March on, march on; manfully bearing his banner,
March on, march on, faithful e’en unto death. [Refrain]
3 March on, march on; still by his might overcoming;
March on, march on; singing his glory and grace;
March on, march on; till in the heavenly palace,
March on, march on, we shall behold his face. [Refrain]
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 >