Marching on, marching on, In the ranks of Christ

Marching on, marching on, In the ranks of Christ

Author: Charles S. Robinson
Tune: SOLDATEN
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Marching on! marching on!
In the ranks of Christ, our King;
Through the fears and time of tears—
Through the endless chime of years—
Through the night into light
Where the skies are ever bright—
Wave your banners, life hosannas,
Shout and sing! shout and sing!
For the toil is abating,
And the crowns are now waiting,
We are glad to be known
When the Lord makes us His own.
Marching on! marching on!
In the ranks of Christ, our King;
Through the fears and time of tears—
Through the endless chime of years—
Through the night into light
Where the skies are ever bright—
Wave your banners, life hosannas,
Shout and sing! shout and sing!

2 Forward go! forward go!
As did Israel of old;
Where they trod, believing God,
Waves were parted with a rod;
Manna bright, full and white,
Fell around them in the night;
Prayers ascended, rocks were rended—
Love was bold, grace untold!
Still our Lord is commanding,
“Forward go!” notwithstanding
Mountain rise in the way;
For the hills His will obey!
Forward go! forward go!
As did Israel of old;
Where they trod, believing God,
Waves were parted with a rod;
Manna bright, full and white,
Fell around them in the night;
Prayers ascended, rocks were rended—
Love was bold, grace untold!

3 Trust in God! trust in God!
When the calls to duty come;
He will see for you and me
Paths shall open safe and free.
Never fear, God is near,
Faithful souls to Him are dear.
Christ will meet you; He will greet you,—
“Child, come home! child, come home!”
Far above earthly valleys
Golden gleams heaven’s palace,
And we see Jesus there
At the portal shining fair!
Trust in God! trust in God!
When the calls to duty come;
He will see for you and me
Paths shall open safe and free.
Never fear, God is near,
Faithful souls to Him are dear.
Christ will meet you; He will greet you,—
“Child, come home! child, come home!”

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #236

Author: Charles S. Robinson

Robinson, Charles Seymour, D.D., was born at Bennington, Vermont, March 31, 1829, and educated at William College, 1849, and in theology, at Union Seminary, New York (1852-53), and Princeton (1853-55). He became Presbyterian Pastor at Troy, 1855; at Brooklyn, 1860; of the American chapel in Paris (France), 1868; and of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, New York, 1870. During 1876-77 he was editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly. As an editor of hymn-books he has been most successful. His Songs of the Church were published in 1862; Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; Spiritual Songs, 1878; and Laudes Domini, A Selection of Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, 1884. His Songs for the Sanctuary has probably had a wider sale than any other unoff… Go to person page >

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Author: Charles S. Robinson
Copyright: Public Domain

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