We are marching to Canaan with banner and song

We are marching to Canaan with banner and song

Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Tune: [We are marching to Canaan with banner and song]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 We're marching to Canaan with banner and song,
We're soldiers enlisted to fight 'gainst the wrong;
But, lest in the conflict our strength should divide,
We ask, "Who among us is on the Lord's side?"

Refrain:
O, who is there among us, the true and the tried,
Who'll stand by his colors—who's on the Lord's side?
O, who is there among us, the true and the tried,
Who'll stand by his colors—who's on the Lord's side?

2 The sword may be burnished, the armor be bright,
For Satan appears as an angel of light;
Yet darkly the bosom may treachery hide,
While lips are professing, "I'm on the Lord's side." [Refrain]

3 Who is there among us yet under the rod,
Who knows not the pardoning mercy of God?
O, bring to him humbly the heart in its pride;
O, haste while he's waiting and seek the Lord's side. [Refrain]

4 O, heed not the sorrow, the pain, and the wrong,
For soon shall our sighing be changed into song;
So, bearing the cross of our covenant Guide,
We'll shout, as we triumph, "I'm on the Lord's side!" [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #53

Author: Sophia T. Griswold

Sophia (Paulina) Taylor Griswold Canada/USA 1828-1903. Born in Canada, she moved to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, IL. She married Dr William R Griswold, a native of New York, and they had one daughter, Eva.. She was a poet who wrote hymn lyrics for tunes composed by hymnists George Root, Philip Bliss, George Stebbins and others. She died in Chicago. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching to Canaan with banner and song
Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Refrain First Line: O, who is there among us
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public Domain

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