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Marching On

Marching on, marching on, glad as birds on the wing

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Marching on, marching on, glad as birds on the wing] (Bradbury)
Published in 49 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Marching on, marching on, glad as birds on the wing,
Come the bright ranks of children from near and from far;
Happy hearts, full of song, 'neath our banners we bring,
Little soldiers of Zion, prepared for the war.

Marching on, marching on, sound the battle cry, sound the battle cry!
For the Saviour is before us, and for him we draw the sword:
Marching on, marching on, Shout the victory, shout the victory!
We will end the battle singing, "Hallelujah to the Lord!"

2 Pressing on, pressing on to the din of the fray,
With the firm tread of faith to the battle we go;
'Mid the cheering of angels our ranks march away,
With our flags pointing ever right on tow'rd the foe. [Chorus]

3 Fighting on, fighting on, in the midst of the strife,
At the call of our Captain we draw every sword:
We are battling for God, we are struggling for life;
Let us strike ev'ry rebel that fights ’gainst the Lord. [Chorus]

4 Singing on, singing on from the battle we come;
Every flag bears a wreath, every soldier renown;
Heavenly angels are waiting to welcome us home,
And the Saviour will give us a robe and a crown. [Chorus]

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #166

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Marching on, marching on, glad as birds on the wing
Title: Marching On
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marching on! marching on!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10521
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The Cyber Hymnal #10521

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