Jesus Leads

Marching on against the foe

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Marching on against the foe]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Marching on against the foe—
Jesus leads;
Lay the haughty fortress low,
Jesus leads.
Guided on by his command
Show your love by grateful deeds,
Claim his right to ev’ry land,
Jesus leads.

Jesus leads,
Jesus leads!
Make his wondrous power known,
Jesus leads!

2 Right against sin’s frowning wall,
Jesus leads;
You must follow at his call,
Jesus leads.
Lay the shrine of Mammon low,
By his might the truth succeeds,
He will vanquish ev’ry foe,
Jesus leads. [Chorus]

3 You must face an angry world,
Jesus leads;
Fiery darts against you hurled,
Jesus leads.
You will conquer in his name,
hark! his message onward speeds,
And your joyful shouts proclaim,
Jesus leads. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #133

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Marching on against the foe
Title: Jesus Leads
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus leads
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs for Work and Worship #133

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