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We'll Work Till Jesus Calls

We are marching on with shield and banner bright

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [We are marching on with shield and banner bright]
Published in 43 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We are marching on with shield and banner bright,
We will work for God and battle for the right,
We will praise His Name, rejoicing in His might,
And we’ll work till Jesus calls.

Then awake, then awake, happy song, happy song,
Shout for joy, shout for joy, as we gladly march along.
We are marching onward, singing as we go,
To the promised land where living waters flow;
Come and join our ranks as pilgrims here below,
And we’ll work till Jesus calls.

2 For His army, robed in white we will prepare,
As we rally round our blessed standard there,
And the Savior’s cross we gladly learn to bear,
While we work till Jesus calls. [Refrain]

3 We are marching on; our Captain, ever near,
Will protect us still, His guiding voice we hear:
Let the foe advance, we’ll never, never fear,
For we’ll work till Jesus calls. [Refrain]

4 We are happy as we sing the victor’s song,
Hear our shouts of joy—the battle won’t be long;
In the Lord of Hosts let every heart be strong,
While we work till Jesus calls. [Refrain]

Songs and Music [Salvation Army], 1922 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching on with shield and banner bright
Title: We'll Work Till Jesus Calls
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Meter: with refrain
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #6387
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Cyber Hymnal #6387

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #818


Timeless Truths #718

Include 40 pre-1979 instances
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