Scripture Verse

Be glad…ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God. Joel 2:23

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1884), num­ber 44.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

We are children of a king,
Marching on to Zion;
O the songs of joy we sing,
On our journey home;
Will you go with us today,
Marching on to Zion,
Where the King will lead the way,
On our journey home?

Refrain

Zion, Zion, marching on to Zion;
Soon we’ll enter the pearly gate,
Soon we’ll gather home.

Toil and danger we shall meet
Marching on to Zion;
Thorns will pierce our weary feet,
On our journey home;
Yet the King His own will cheer,
Marching on to Zion;
O how oft His words we hear,
On our journey home.

Refrain

True and faithful let us be,
Marching on to Zion;
Till our eyes the King shall see,
On our journey home;
Hark, He bids us watch and wait,
Marching on to Zion;
Till we reach the pearly gate,
On our journey home.

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