Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.@John 8:32
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Is­aac Ro­berts, 1885. Pub­lished in The Glad Re­frain, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 126.

Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

We are toiling thro’ the darkness,
But our eyes behold the light
That is mounting up the eastern sky,
And beating back the night;
Soon with joy we’ll hail the morning
When our Lord will come in might,
For truth is marching on.

Refrain

Marching, marching, truth is ever marching,
Brighter, clearer, comes the happy dawn;
Marching, marching, truth is ever marching,
Ever marching on.

He will come in glorious majesty
To sweep away all wrong;
He will heal the brokenhearted,
And will make His people strong;
He will teach our souls His righteousness,
Our hearts a glad new song,
For truth is marching on.

Refrain

He is calling on His people
To be faithful, prompt, and brave,
To uplift again the fallen,
And to help from sin to save;
To devote themselves for others
As Himself for them He gave,
For truth is marching on.

Refrain

Let us fight against the evil
With our faces t’ward the light;
God is looking thro’ the darkness,
And He watches o’er the fight;
And His joy will be our recompense,
His triumph crown the right,
For truth is marching on.

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