A leader and commander to the people. Isaiah 55:4
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).
If you know where to get a better photo of DeArmond or Ackley, would you ?
On where the cross is leading,
Under the glorious banner go;
Marching in phalanx brave and strong,
We fear not to meet the foe.
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.
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.