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On, joyfully on

We are soldiers marching up the highway

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [We are soldiers marching up the highway]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We are soldiers marching up the highway
‘Gainst the tyrant pow’rs of sin and wrong;
Banners waving, battle-cries resounding,
We rejoice, although the foe is strong.
Christ, our great Commander, leads us onward,
Always marching on before,
Urging, cheering when foes, appearing,
Would drive us from their shore.

Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, thro’ a world fo woe;
Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, singing as we go;
Onward! onward! forward! forward!
Perils fade, and foes before us fly,
Victory is drawing nigh!
On, joyfully on,
Wand’ring ones to gather in;
On, on, joyfully on,
We go to fields of sin;
Yes, on, joyfully on,
Wand’ring ones to gather in;
On, on, joyfully on,
We go the prize to win.

2 Souls in bondage unto us are calling;
We must strike their galling chains away;
To the rescue of the millions dying,
We are marching, fighting ev’ry day.
See! the clouds are rifting, soon with sunshine
All the world shall be aflame,
Ev’ry nation receive salvation,
In our Immanuel’s name! [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #155

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers marching up the highway
Title: On, joyfully on
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp


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