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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Aug-07 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SAINTS ARE MARCHING IN
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WHEN THE SAINTS ARE MARCHING IN
Katherine E. Purvis, J. M. Black 1896

Chorus:
When the saints         are marching in
         When the saints             are marching in,
When the saints         are marching in
          When the saints          are marching in
Joyful songs of salvation thro' the sky shall ring,
When the saints       are marching in
          When the saints          are marching in.

1.
Thro' the shining gate
Where the angels wait,
When the saints ... are marching in, ......
The Redeemed shall come
And be crowned at home
When the saints ... are marching in.......
2.
Parted friends shall meet
On the golden street,
When the saints ... are marching in ......
Spotless robes shall wear,
Victors' palms shall bear,
When the saints ... are marching in. ....
3.
Ev'ry tongue and race
Shall extol God's grace,
When the saints ... are marching in ....
And the blood-washed throng
Shall repeat the song,
When the saints ... are marching in.
4.
To the Lamb once slain,
But who lives again,
When the saints ... are marching in, ...
We shall offer praise
Through eternal days,
When the saints ... are marching in.

With score.
Note: "Copyright 1896, by J. M. Black. Used by per."

Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan and Geo. C. Stebbins, 1896, "Sacred Songs No. 1," The Biglow and Main Co., NY and Chicago. Copyright.

I made comments to the effect that this gospel song was unrelated to the "Saints Go Marching In" popular in New Orleans. After seeing these lyrics and the music, which I have tried to lay out as printed, I am no longer certain that that is correct. There is a lot in common.
In other words, they could be the same song.

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(MIDI from cyberhymnal.org)