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The March of the Ransomed

The redeemed of the Lord in glad freedom returning

Author: Llwellyn A. Morrison
Tune: [The redeemed of the Lord, in glad freedom returning]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The redeemed of the Lord, in glad freedom returning,
Their pilgrimage journey to God have begun;
The desert, the darkness, the travail, the mourning,
The bondage and serfdom are over and done.

Onward to Zion, the city immortal;
Riseth their song of delight by the road,
Swelleth afar, till they reach its bright portal,
The home of the ransomed, the city of God.

2 By the “Highway” they come and are coming; and ever
New feet join the music, new lips the refrain;
The “weak hands” are strengthened by ceaseless endeavor;
The dumb tongues are loosened and blend in the strain: [Refrain]

3 From the hedge-rows and byways, from sorrow and sighing—
The wilderness breaking in bloom as they sing—
With joy everlasting, all dangers defying,
In glory they come, to abide with the King. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #13

Author: Llwellyn A. Morrison

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Text Information

First Line: The redeemed of the Lord in glad freedom returning
Title: The March of the Ransomed
Author: Llwellyn A. Morrison
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward to Zion the city immortal
Copyright: Public Domain


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Exalted Praise #160

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Uplifted Voices #13

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