Onward Up the Highway

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1 Onward up the highway,
To the promised land,
Moves the gospel army,
Jesus in command;
See the host advancing,
On to victory!
Marching up to Canaan,
From captivity.

Refrain:
Onward! as we journey let us sing
Glory, hallelujah to the King!
Onward up the highway,
Let our voices ring.

2 Onward up the highway,
Vanquishing the foe,
Following the Savior,
Shouting as we go.
Full and free salvation
Life forevermore;
Marching to the homeland
On the other shore. [Refrain]

3 Onward up the highway,
See the eastern sky,
Radiant with sunshine—
Morning draweth nigh.
Soon the gates will open,
Angel hosts appear;
Onward Christian soldier,
Victory is near! [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #76

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. 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: Onward up the highway
Title: Onward Up the Highway
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

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