1 We are ever marching on,
Happy ranks of volunteers;
Each equipped with youthful zeal;
Boldly fighting doubts and fears
Christ, the King, who leads us on,
Endless life for all has won;
Now for him we dare and do;
We are soldiers brave and true.
2 We are ever marching on,
Halting not in all the plain;
We have foes to overcome, -
Many trophies here to gain.
Gladly we will face the strife,
To obtain eternal life, -
To receive our Lord's "well done,"
When the battle shall be won.
3 We are ever marching on,
Youthful hearts with faith are strong;
In our Leader we confide,
Singing now the victor's song:
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
For the hopes of blest reward,
And beside the crystal sea
Wave our palms of victory.
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >