Song: On the Great Highway in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1901, by R. A. Walton, W. E. Biederwolf, owner

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Ree, Jennie

Page 74
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 70
Verses: 2 verses

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On the Great Highway, #70

Lyrics

Verse 1
Onward up the King’s great highway,
Upward to the promis’d land,
We are marching with a shout of triumph,
For the Lord of hosts is in command;
Steadily, our force increasing,
On we go with songs of joy,
For no enemy shall hold the way before us, 
Neither shall they frighten or destroy.

Chorus
Onward at the King’s command
Upward to the promis’d land,
Moves the mighty army of the Lord in proud array,
To victory and glory o’er the King’s highway;
Onward at the King’s command
Upward to the promis’d land,
Moves the mighty army of the Lord in proud array,
To victory and glory o’er the King’s highway.

Verse 2
Tho’ the day be dark and dreary,
Tho’ the stormy winds rush by,
Yet we know the sun is brightly shining
Just beyond the clouds that veil the sky;
Onward, then, and upward, ever,
Singing, praising more and more,
Till we reach at last the promis’d land of beauty
And our days of marching are all o’er.