Scripture Verse

A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Revelation 7:9

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: E. D. Bed­dall, in Our Sab­bath Home Praise Book, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1884), num­ber 8 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bed­dall’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

We are marching on
To a bright and happy land,
Where the saints and angels
Evermore shall stand
Round the throne of God,
In a holy, happy band,
Singing, glory to the Lamb.

Refrain

Then, come and join us,
Come and join our happy band,
For with Jesus by our side,
On our journey He will guide
To the bright and happy land.

We will fight for Jesus
As on our way we go,
In the battle front
We will fight against the foe;
And a crown our Savior
Upon us will bestow,
In the bright and happy land.

Refrain

Come and join our ranks,
And for glory make a start,
Leave the world and sin,
Come and with us take a part;
In the song of vict’ry
We’ll sing with voice and heart,
Hallelujah to the Lamb.

Refrain