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Coming to the Cross

We are marching onward, upward

Author: H. B. Disney
Tune: [We are marching onward, upward]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are marching onward, upward,
We are traveling toward the prize;
And if Jesus is our watchword,
We will reach the upper skies.

We are coming, blessed Savior,
To the consecrated cross;
And we’ll ever live for Jesus,
Counting all things else as loss.

2 We will wash our robes, and make them
Pure and spotless as the throne,
So that when we reach that haven,
We shall know as we are known. [Refrain]

3 We will drink the living water;
We will lie in pastures green;
We will live, to live hereafter,
When we reach the great unseen. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12954

Author: H. B. Disney

Born: Cir­ca February 1846, Milford, Knox Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: 1912, Ohio. Buried: Dis­ney Cem­e­te­ry, Five Cor­ners, Ohio. Son of Fred­er­ick and Har­ri­et Bar­ry Dis­ney, and bro­ther to Ja­cob Dis­ney, Hen­ry was ed­u­cat­ed in the lo­cal dis­trict school. In Au­gust 1867, he went to Bald­win Un­i­ver­si­ty, Be­rea, Ohio, where he stayed one year. In the win­ter of 1868-69 he taught his first school in the dis­trict where he once at­tend­ed. He taught school the next win­ter as well, and in the spring of 1870 re­turned to col­lege. At the close of the year he grad­u­at­ed in the sem­in­a­ry course of the Sun­day-School Nor­mal de­par­tment, be­sides keep­ing up with his class­es in o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching onward, upward
Title: Coming to the Cross
Author: H. B. Disney
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are coming, blessed Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12954
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12954

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