Marching to Victory

We are marching along, Bound for Canaan and glory

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [We are marching along]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are marching along,
Bound for Canaan and glory;
And abroad as we go,
We will publish the story.

We are marching along,
we are batt'ling 'gainst wrong,
Our Commander is strong,
He will lead us to victory;
If we go in His name,
As our Lord overcame,
We shall conquer the same,
He hath promised victory.

2 Heaven's light guides our way,
Heaven's banner floats o'er us'
Heaven's portals of pearl,
Gleam in fancy before us. [Chorus]

3 As we pass thro' the land,
Seeks our foe to annoy us;
Heaven's passport we bear,
And he cannot destroy us. [Chorus]

4 No "enchanted ground' pow'r
Shall be able to charm us;
All the "lions are chain'd,"
There is nought that can harm us. [Chorus]

5 So we joyfully go,
As the kingdom is nearing;
Looking heav'nward the while,
For the Master's appearing. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #61

Author: F. 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: We are marching along, Bound for Canaan and glory
Title: Marching to Victory
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are marching along
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #61

Winning Songs #d161

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