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Thread #7003   Message #2128706
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Aug-07 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
Subject: RE: When the Saints
Q sent me a scan of "When the Saints Are Marching In" from one of the Sankey hymnals. I finally got around to transcribing it today; but before I started, I found the hymn at I don't think anyone would say it's the same song as "When the Saints Come Marching In," but it's a great song, a real rouser. I think I may add it to my repertoire.

While they're not the same song, I think we could say that both describe the same images found in the Book of Revelation. I tried to find an exact passage in Revelation, but I couldn't find any specific reference to marching saints in the Bible. The general idea of the saints gathering is all through the Book of Revelation, but I couldn't find any one passage that could be considered the basis for this song - anybody got a passage they can cite?

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