Onward, Upward

Representative Text

1 Onward, upward here we go, off to build new roads
Roads strong and smooth to carry heavy loads
Roads to freedom, roads to peace, peace for ev'ryone
Working, working, working, working, working 'til we're done
Onward, upward here we go, roads through ev'ry wall
Working for a world, a world that works for all.

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #72

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Onward, upward here we go
Title: Onward, Upward
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Onward Christian Soldiers")
Copyright: Public Domain



The popularity of this hymn is partly due to ST. GERTRUDE, the marching tune that Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed for this text. The tune was published in the Musical Times of December 1871 in an advertisement for Joseph Barnby's (PHH 438) forthcoming Hymnary, which published both text and tune…

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