Glad victory is nigh

Marching on for Jesus

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Marching on for Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Marching on for Jesus,
Following the throng,
Lifting up His banner
With triumphant song;
May we never falter
‘Mid the hosts of sin,
In the mighty warfare
He will help us win.

Shout, shout for joy,
Take up the triumph song,
Shout, shout for joy,
The strife will not be long;
Praise, praise His name,
And lift the cross on high,
Brighter days are dawning,
Glad victory is nigh.

2 Shout aloud rejoicing,
Bravely take a stand,
Marching on together
To the promised land;
Over ev’ry pathway
Bright His light doth shine,
“Love” shall be our watchword
In a cause divine. [Refrain]

3 Soon the lifelong battle
Will be won at last,
Soon our crowns of gladness
At His feet we’ll cast.
On with true endeavor,
We must do our best,
When the conflict’s over,
Comes eternal rest. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #74

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Marching on for Jesus
Title: Glad victory is nigh
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Shout, shout for joy



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