Marching in the Light

Onward, rejoicing, marching in the light

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Onward, rejoicing]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward, rejoicing,
Marching in the light,
Singing of our Saviour,
Of his royal might;
Following the Master
Where his footsteps shine,
We shall share the glory
Of his life divine.

Refrain:
Marching in the light,
Marching in the light,
For his great salvation
Banishes the night;
Marching in the light,
Marching in the light,
Jesus brings the morning,
Peaceful, calm and bright.

2 Onward, rejoicing
In the golden morn;
In the sky above us
Blooms the rose of dawn;
Speed the gospel message,
Speed salvation’s day!
Till the light shall gladden
Nations far away. [Refrain]

3 Onward, rejoicing,
Marching in the light;
But a brighter glory
Waits our raptured sight,
When we join our Saviour
In the Land serene,
When we see his beauty,
Not a shade between. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #24

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward, rejoicing, marching in the light
Title: Marching in the Light
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Marching in the light
Copyright: Public Domain

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New Junior Songs #d79

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Our Praise in Song #178

Praise in Song #d124

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Sunday-School Praises #24

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