A Happy Band are We

We're a happy Christian band, Marching

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Tune: [We're a happy Christian band]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We're a happy Christian band,
Marching to the heav'nly land!
'Tis the Saviour leads us there
To the Father's home so fair!

Come, and join our Christian band,
On redemption's ground we stand!
We are ransomed, we are free,
Sing His praise eternally.

2 'Tis a bright and cheerful way,
When the Saviour we obey;
By His loving hand we're led,
By His precious manna fed! [Chorus]

3 What a glorious morn 'twill be
When our loved ones we shall see!
When with Jesus we shall reign,
Nevermore to part again! [Chorus]

4 Come, and join us, one and all,
Heed the Savior's loving call;
Turn from sin and seek the Lord,
He will save you! Trust His word. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #108

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're a happy Christian band, Marching
Title: A Happy Band are We
Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Refrain First Line: Come and join our Christian band



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #30

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Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #108

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #88

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d395

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