Scripture Verse

It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Luke 12:37


Words & Mu­sic: Gar­land L. Shir­ley, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shir­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We are on the road of joy,
With a mes­sage of good cheer,
Till the Church for Christ has won;
And we tra­vel with the King,
And His prais­es we will sing,
As the march goes on and on;
Every heart is ring­ing true,
And by faith we’re watch­ing, too,
For the per­fect day to come;
Oh, we know the time is near,
When the sign shall thus ap­pear,
For Christ to lead His loved ones home.


Marching on, on, to tell the glad good news,
That the Lord will come some day;
Marching on, on, to save the world from sin,
And pro­claim the joy­ful way;
Marching on, on, the pro­mis­es are sure,
He is com­ing by and by;
We’ll watch and work for Him each day,
Till the clouds shall roll away,
And we shall see Him in the sky.

We are on the road of joy,
And we’ll meet the Lord some­where,
Caught with Him up in the air;
For a sea­son there re­main
And re­turn to earth again,
And with Christ His joys we’ll share;
Every heart is ring­ing true,
And with love is yearn­ing, too,
For the per­fect day to dawn;
Oh, the glo­ry that will be,
When His face we all shall see,
When Christ on earth shall meet His own.


Tell the news to ev­ery one
That the Sav­ior comes again,
What a joy­ful theme to sing;
Ring it from the mount­ain top,
And pro­claim it in the shop,
To the world this mes­sage bring;
Every heart must ring it true,
And in faith must live it, too,
Hasten now the per­fect day;
For His com­ing will be soon,
He’ll dis­pel all doubt and gloom,
And we shall reign with Him for aye.