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Marching to the Promised Land

We're marching to the promised land, A happy pilgrim band

Author: J. H. Fillmore
Tune: [We're marching to the promised land] (Hopkins)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re marching to the promised land,
A happy pilgrim band;
Thro’ clouds and storms we press our way,
With foes on ev’ry hand.

We’re marching, marching
To the land of endless day,
We’re marching, marching
Up the narrow way.

2 We’re marching to the promised land,
Where crowns and glories wait;
The faithful soldier soon shall pass,
Within the golden gate. [Chorus]

3 We’re marching to the promised land,
As victors over sin;
The mighty pow’r of Christ, our King,
Ensures our entrance in. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #24

Author: J. H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're marching to the promised land, A happy pilgrim band
Title: Marching to the Promised Land
Author: J. H. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're marching, marching
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gems and Jewels #24

Jewels for Little Singers #d62

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