Scripture Verse

Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28


Words: Le­vi Gil­bert, in Pen­te­cost­al Hymns Nos. 1 and 2 Com­bined, by Hen­ry Date (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1894), num­ber 9.

Music: John Brown’s Bo­dy, pos­si­bly by John Will­iam Steffe (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gil­bert (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Mine eyes have seen the tokens
Of another Pentecost,
Mine ears have heard the gathering
Of a dedicated host,
My soul has felt the presence
Of the promised Holy Ghost,
Our youth are marching on.


Look up, lift up, night is fleeing!
Look up, lift up, day is breaking!
Look up, lift up, victory cometh!
Our youth are marching on.

There’s a fire of consecration
That is kindling in our youth,
They are vowing hearty service
To the Master and His truth,
Their faith is pure and ardent,
And their works are Gospel proof,
Our youth are marching on.


There’s a fervor of revival
Burning bright in many hearts,
There’s a glow of generous loyalty
Their noble purpose starts,
’Tis the spirit of the fathers
And the zeal that Christ imparts,
Our youth are marching on.


They unfurl Immanuel’s banner,
And behold, the thousands rise!
They are looking up in prayer to Him
Enthroned beyond the skies,
They are lifting up their brother
From the ruin where he lies,
Our youth are marching on.