Marching to Canaan

We are an army all enrolled

Author: Mark Trafton
Tune: MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re an army all enrolled
Of many millions strong;
All look on with wonder as
We steady swing along;
Cheer each other as we go
With this triumphant song,
As we are marching to Canaan.

Refrain:
March on! march on!
We sing the jubilee!
March on! march on!
The grace that makes us free;
Following our captain, Christ,
Whose guiding eye we see,
As we are marching to Canaan.

2 Hosts of darkness tremble as
Our banners are unfurled;
See the Lion of Judah, who
Is bound to take the world;
Kings against His right to reign
Shall from their seats be hurled,
As we are marching to Canaan. [Refrain]

3 Come along, ye cohorts strong,
We’re one in this campaign—
One in Him whose sign we bear,
Who bore our guilt and shame;
Palms of victory bought for all,
Who bear that wondrous name,
As we are marching to Canaan. [Refrain]

4 We are harnessed for the war,
The Spirit’s sword we wield;
See, a dying Lamb, embossed
Upon faith’s ample shield;
Breastplate of a perfect love
Which scorns to sin to yield,
As we are marching to Canaan. [Refrain]

5 Soon the war will have its end,
And then this conquering host,
Answering the last roll call
Upon that peaceful coast,
Each receives a victor’s crown
Of which we sang the boast,
As we were marching to Canaan. [Refrain]

6 See the grand review above,
Along that golden street,
Host below, and host above,
Triumphant shouting meet;
Comrades once so missed below,
Each other joyous greet,
As when once marching to Canaan. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13003

Author: Mark Trafton

Trafton, Mark, a Representative from Mass.; b. in Bangor, Me. (then a district of Mass.), Aug. 1, 1810; ordained pastor of a church in Westfield, Mass.; d. Mar. 8, 1901 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are an army all enrolled
Title: Marching to Canaan
Author: Mark Trafton

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13003
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13003

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