Marching Up the Heavenly Road

My sister, have you got your sword and shield?

Tune: [My sister have you got your sword and shield?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

Refrain:
Marching up the heavenly road,
Marching up the heavenly road,
I'm bound to fight until I die;
Marching up the heavenly road.
Marching up the heavenly road,
Marching up the heavenly road,
I'm bound to fight until I die;
Marching up the heavenly road.

1 My sister, have you got your sword and shield?
Marching up the heavenly road,
I got 'em fo' I left the field,
Marching up the heavenly road. [Refrain]

2 O come along Moses, don't get lost,
Marching up the heavenly road,
I stretch your rod and come across,
Marching up the heavenly road. [Refrain]

3 O fare you well friends, fare you well foes,
Marching up the heavenly road,
I leave you all my eyes to close,
Marching up the heavenly road. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: My sister, have you got your sword and shield?
Title: Marching Up the Heavenly Road
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marching up the heavenly road
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