The King's highway

Representative Text

1. We're marching to Mount Zion,
We keep the King's highway;
We have a mighty Leader,
We walk in white array.

We're marching to Mount Zion,
We keep the King's highway;
'Tis blest to follow Jesus,
Come, walk with us today.

2. When foes encamp around us,
We look to Christ and pray;
Tho' war should rise against us,
We keep the King's highway. [Chorus]

3. We see the towers shining,
They brighten day by day;
Our home is drawing nearer,
We sing upon the way. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #51

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're marching to Mount Zion
Title: The King's highway
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: We're marching



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