Temperance Battle Hymn

Representative Text

1 The light of truth is breaking,
On the mountain tops it gleams,
Let it flash along the valleys,
Let it glitter on our streams,
Till all our land awakens,
In its flush of golden beams;
Our God is marching on.

Refrain:
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
As we go marching on.

2 From morning’s early watches,
Till the setting of the sun,
We will never flag, nor falter
In the work we have begun,
Till the forts have all surrendered
And the victory is won,
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]

3 We wield no carnal weapons,
And we hurl no fiery dart,
But with words of love and reason,
We are sure to win the heart,
And persuade the poor transgressor
To prefer the better part.
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #162

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The light of truth is breaking
Title: Temperance Battle Hymn
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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A Book of Song and Service #52

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Apostolic Hymns and Songs #99b

Bible Temperance Hymns #d50

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Bible Temperance Hymns #31

Gospel Melodies #d173

Heart and Voice #d253

Heart and Voice #d256

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Heart and Voice #315

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Heavenly Carols #130

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Honey Out of the Rock #162

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Joy to the World #117

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d294

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Quartette #108

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Redeemer's Praise #84

Ripples of Song #d58

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Select Songs No. 2 #241

Songs for the Ransomed; for Sunday Schools and Gospel Work #d148

Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d75

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Songs of the Cross, for the Sabbath-school #128

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Songs of the Kingdom #140

Songs of the Soul #d138

Songs of the Soul #d154

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #174

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Temperance Rallying Songs #83

The Battle Cry #d67

The Carol #d188

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The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #24

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The Shining River #83

The Tidal Wave #d45

Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d123

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d155

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White Wings #11

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