Scripture Verse

…as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1898. Ap­peared in The Voice of Me­lo­dy, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Un­it­ed Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1899), num­ber 169.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

We are lit­tle sol­diers of the King above,
Steadily march­ing on, stea­di­ly march­ing on;
In the ways of bless­ing, ways of truth and love,
Steadily march­ing on, march­ing on.

Refrain

Marching to the mu­sic of the Christ­mas bells;
Steadily march­ing on, stea­di­ly march­ing on;
Marching to the music of the Chris­tmas bells,
Steadily march­ing on, march­ing on, march­ing on.

Looking up to Je­sus, who was once a child;
Steadily march­ing on, stead­ily march­ing on;
Asking Him to make us lov­ing, pure and mild,
Steadily march­ing on, march­ing on.

Refrain

Jesus knows the tri­als lit­tle hearts will meet;
Steadily march­ing on, stea­di­ly march­ing on;
He will kind­ly help us, He will guide our feet,
Steadily march­ing on, march­ing on.

Refrain