Marching On to the Kingdom

See the host of redeemed ones advancing

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [See the host of redeemed ones advancing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See the host of redeemed ones advancing,
Rolling on like a great, mighty flood;
Shield and sword in the sunlight are glancing,
As they march to the kingdom of God!

Marching on, marching on to the kingdom,
With banner, with shout and with song,
The redeemed of ev’ry land,
A triumphant, happy band,
Marching on to the kingdom of God.

2 At the head of this army victorious
There is One who can know no dismay;
For his march is both onward and glorious,
And triumphant, eternal his sway! [Refrain]

3 Lo! the kingdom of Satan is falling,
And shaken the power of his sway,
For the millions that sin was enthralling,
Are joining the victors today. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #22

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1835, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. © Cyber Hymnal™… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See the host of redeemed ones advancing
Title: Marching On to the Kingdom
Author: Emma M. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marching on, marching on to the kingdom
Copyright: Public Domain



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