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Upon the King's highway

Upon the King's highway

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Published in 4 hymnals

Full Text

1 Upon the King's highway
We journey day by day;
We love the path we've chosen,
and from it would not stray;
'Neath banner of the Lord,
And moving at his word,
We're marching on to Canaan,
singing all the way.

Singing all the way, singing all the way;
To him we raise our sons of praise
Who guides us day by day.
Singing all the way, singing all the way;
Our hearts o'erflow, we homeward go,
Singing all the way.

2 We trust amid our tears,
We smile amid our tears;
"Fear not for I am with you,"
we hear the Saviour say;
And so, whate'er may come,
We journey to our home,
And follow where he leads us,
singing all the way, [Refrain]

3 And valiantly we'll go,
Ne'er halting for the foe;
Our Captain's word is "onward,"
and here we cannot stay;
Our journey's end we see.
At rest we soon shall be,
For fast we're homeward wending,
singing all the way [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #21

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon the King's highway
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Singing by the way