The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.@Exodus 13:21
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Our Treasury of Song, edited by Samuel Alman & Hubert P. Main (New York: Biglow & Main, 1883).

Horatio R. Palmer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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March of the Israelites Through the Wilderness

Praise ye the Lord,
Joyfully sound hosanna,
Praise the Lord with glad acclaim.
Lift up your hearts
Unto His throne with gladness,
Magnify His holy name.
Marching along
Under His banner bright,
Trusting in His mercy as we go,
His light divine
Tenderly o’er us will shine,
We shall be guided by His hand
Now and forever.

Refrain

Steadily marching on,
With our banners waving o’er us;
Steadily marching on,
While we sing the joyful chorus;
Steadily marching on,
Pillar and cloud going before us,
To the realms of glory
Tto our home on high.

Praise we the Lord,
He is the king eternal,
Glory be to God on high.
Praise we the Lord,
Tell of His loving kindness,
Join the chorus of the sky.
Still marching on,
cheerily marching on,
In the ranks of Jesus we will go,
Home to our rest,
Joyfully home where the blest
Gather and praise the Savior’s name,
Praise Him forever.

Refrain