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Marching on in the light of God

Marching on in the light of God

Author: Robert Johnson
Tune: [Marching on in the light of God]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1. Marching on in the light of God,
Marching on, I am marching on;
Up the path that the Master trod,
Marching, marching on.

A robe of white, a crown of gold,
A harp, a home, a mansion fair,
A victor’s palm, a joy untold,
Are mine when I get there.

2. Marching on through the hosts of sin,
Marching on I am marching on;
Vict’ry’s mine while I’ve Christ within,
Marching, marching on. [Refrain]

3. Marching on while the skeptics sneer,
Marching on, I am marching on;
Perfect love casteth out all fear,
Marching, marching on. [Refrain]

4. Marching on with the flag unfurled,
Marching on, I am marching on;
Preaching Christ to the dying world,
Marching, marching on. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4167

Author: Robert Johnson

19th Century Born: Scotland. Pseudonym: Captain Johnson. Johnson worked for the Salvation Army (SA) in Scotland and in London. A singer and violinist, some of his songs appeared in the SA’s War Cry and Musical Salvationist, 1882-7.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Marching on in the light of God
Author: Robert Johnson
Refrain First Line: A robe of white, a crown of gold



The Cyber Hymnal #4167
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