The Heavenly March (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-24)   CPDL #50659:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-24).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1840. Two more stanzas from Stennett's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Heavenly March
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Composer: William Walker
Lyricist: Samuel Stennett

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1840 in Southern Harmony, Fourth Edition, p. 221, for three parts: Treble-Tenor-Bass.

Description: Words to the stanzas by Samuel Stennett, 1778, with seven stanzas. The words to the chorus by an anonymous author.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at On Jordan's stormy banks I stand.

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Chorus
To see the righteous marching home,
And the angels bid them come,
And Jesus stands awaiting,
To welcome travelers home.