Scripture Verse

A leader and commander to the people.@Isaiah 55:4
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Bentley D. Ackley
(1872–1958)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond & Charles H. Ga­br­iel, 1913. Some hym­nals show the co-au­thor as Jen­nie Ree, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lizzie DeArmond
(1847–1936)

On where the cross is leading,
Under the glorious banner go;
Marching in phalanx brave and strong,
We fear not to meet the foe.

Refrain

On, on, united in His love!
On, on, to joy and peace above;
Marching together, loyal forever,
Jesus is leading—on for the King!

Closer around us thronging
Gather the mighty hosts of sin;
Yet, while our great commander leads,
We’ll fight, and the triumph win.

Refrain

On where the cross is leading!
Fear not, tho’ marching days be long;
Ours is the battle, His the triumph,
Ours be the victor’s song.

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