Be glad…ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God.@Joel 2:23
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)

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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