On we go from day to day

On we go from day to day

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [On we go from day to day]
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1 On we go from day to day,
Driving gloom and care away;
Spreading sunshine o’er the land,
We’re the little Good-Cheer Band.

The Good Cheer Band, the Good Cheer Band,
On we go, on we go, thro’ this pilgrim land;
Singing, smiling all the way,
We are helping, helping Jesus every day.

2 Jesus wants us all to show
Happy hearts as on we go;
So we wear a cheering smile
And are pleasant all the while. [Refrain]

3 Words of love and songs of cheer
Day by day are needed here;
So, if we to Christ are true,
Much of good our band will do. [Refrain]

4 We will do our best each day
Love for Jesus to display;
Then, when life is o’er below,
We shall all to heaven go. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #99

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: On we go from day to day
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: The good cheer band


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United Praise #99

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