Scripture Verse

As long as it is day, I must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in the Am­er­ican Sun­day School Hymn Book, new edi­tion (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Sun­day School Un­ion, 1860).

Music: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury
1816–1868

Lyrics

We are march­ing on with shield and ban­ner bright,
We will work for God and bat­tle for the right,
We will praise His name, re­joic­ing in His might,
And we’ll work till Je­sus calls.
In the Sun­day School our ar­my we pre­pare,
As we ral­ly round our bless­èd stand­ard there,
And the Sav­ior’s cross we ear­ly learn to bear,
While we work till Je­sus comes.

Refrain

Then awake, then awake, hap­py song, hap­py song,
Shout for joy, shout for joy, as we glad­ly march along.
We are march­ing on­ward, sing­ng as we go,
To the pro­mised land where liv­ing wa­ters flow;
Come and join our ranks as pil­grims here be­low,
Come and work till Je­sus calls.

We are march­ing on, our cap­tain, ev­er near,
Will pro­tect us still, His gen­tle voice we hear:
Let the foe ad­vance, we’ll ne­ver, ne­ver fear,
For we’ll work till Je­sus calls.
Then awake, awake, our hap­py, hap­py song,
We will shout for joy, and glad­ly march along;
In the Lord of Hosts let ev­ery heart be strong,
While we work till Je­sus comes.

Refrain