Singing as We Journey to Zion

We'll watch and pray and labor every day

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [We'll watch and pray and labor ev'ry day]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We'll watch and pray and labor ev'ry day,
Singing as we journey to Zion,
Till He shall come to call His children home,
Singing as we journey to Zion.
Looking to our Lord, trusting in His word,
Marching when He bids us go forward;
By His strong hand we'll pass the Canaan land,
Singing as we journey to Zion.

2 With Christ as guide no evil can betide,
Singing as we journey to Zion,
We'll trust His grace till we behold His face,
Singing as we journey to Zion.
Love withing our heart bids all fear depart,
Winning other souls for the Master;
He's always near our pilgrim way to cheer,
Singing as we journey to Zion.

3 With shield and sword we'll battle for the Lord,
Singing as we journey to Zion,
We'll trust our King us victory to bring,
Singing as we journey to Zion.
Striving for the right, putting foes to flight,
Following our Guide where He leads us;
By His great might we'll conquer in the fight,
Singing as we journey to Zion.

4 The vict'ry won, we'll glorify the Son,
Singing as we journey to Zion,
The "blood-wash'd throng" will welcome us ere long,
Singing as we journey to Zion.
Ready! be our cry, when the Lord is night,
Calling us to lay down our armor;
Our warfare, past we'll gather home at last,
Singing as we journey to Zion.

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #84

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We'll watch and pray and labor every day
Title: Singing as We Journey to Zion
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #40

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Crowning glory no. 2 #84

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #122

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d394

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