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Onward and upward

Onward the children are marching

Author: John O. Foster
Tune: [Onward the children are marching]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward the children are marching,
Onward and upward today;
See how the ranks of the loved ones
Swell as they’re marching away.

Chorus:
Marching, marching,
Marching away,
Marching, marching,
The children are marching today.

2 Onward the children are marching,
Joy freely blending with cheers;
Bright on the folds of their banner,
“Onward” their motto appears. [Chorus]

3 Onward the children are marching,
Gladly their off’rings they bring;
Helping the cause of the Master,
While of His goodness they sing. [Chorus]

4 God bless the army of children
Swelling the ranks of the brave;
Hear them proclaiming the tidings,
Jesus is “Mighty to save.” [Chorus]


Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #256

Author: John O. Foster

19th Century Currently, our only data on Foster is that he was a minister. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward the children are marching
Title: Onward and upward
Author: John O. Foster
Refrain First Line: Marching, marching

Timeline

Instances

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Gems of Song #256

Highest Praise #d122

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Royal Hymnal #30

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