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 soldiers
From near and from far;
Happy hearts, full of song, ’neath
Our banners we bring;
We are soldiers of Zion
Prepared for the war.

Marching on! marching on!
Sound the battle cry!
Sound the battle cry!
Marching on! marching on!
Shout the victory,
The victory, the victory!

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’rds the foe. [Refrain]

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 every rebel
That fights ’gainst the Lord. [Refrain]

4 Singing on! singing on!
From the battle we come,
Every flag bears a wreath,
Every soldier renown;
Heav’nly angels are waiting
To welcome us home,
And the Savior will give us
A robe and a crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10521

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
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10521
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