Scripture Verse

God Himself is with us for our captain. 2 Chronicles 13:12


Mark Trafton

Words: Mark Traf­ton, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness No. 2, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill, 1890), num­ber 110. Ar­ranged by Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, 2012 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: March­ing Through Geor­gia Hen­ry C. Work, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry C. Work


We’re an army all enrolled
Of many millions strong;
All look on with wonder as
We steady swing along;
Cheer each other as we go
With this triumphant song,
As we are marching to Canaan.


March on! march on!
We sing the jubilee!
March on! march on!
The grace that makes us free;
Following our captain, Christ,
Whose guiding eye we see,
As we are marching to Canaan.

Hosts of darkness tremble as
Our banners are unfurled;
See the Lion of Judah, who
Is bound to take the world;
Kings against His right to reign
Shall from their seats be hurled,
As we are marching to Canaan.


Come along, ye cohorts strong,
We’re one in this campaign—
One in Him whose sign we bear,
Who bore our guilt and shame;
Palms of victory bought for all,
Who bear that wondrous name,
As we are marching to Canaan.


We are harnessed for the war,
The Spirit’s sword we wield;
See, a dying Lamb, embossed
Upon faith’s ample shield;
Breastplate of a perfect love
Which scorns to sin to yield,
As we are marching to Canaan.


Soon the war will have its end,
And then this conquering host,
Answering the last roll call
Upon that peaceful coast,
Each receives a victor’s crown
Of which we sang the boast,
As we were marching to Canaan.


See the grand review above,
Along that golden street,
Host below, and host above,
Triumphant shouting meet;
Comrades once so missed below,
Each other joyous greet,
As when once marching to Canaan.