Marching On

Marching on in the light of God

Author: Robert Johnson
Tune: [Marching on in the light of God]
Published in 28 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 while, a crown of gold,
A harp, a home, a mansion fair,
A victor’s palm, a joy untold,
Are mine when I get there.

For Jesus is my Saviour, he’s washed my sins away,
Died for me on Calvary’s mountain;
I’m happy in his wondrous love, singing all the day,
I’m living, yes, I’m living in the fountain.

2 Marching on through the hosts of sin,
Victory’s mine while I’ve Christ within.

3 Marching on in the Spirit’s might,
More than conqueror in every fight.

4 Marching on with the flag unfurled,
Preaching Christ to a dying world.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #811

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
Title: Marching On
Author: Robert Johnson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A robe of white, a crown of gold
Copyright: Public Domain



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