Free from every carnal pleasure, free from all formality, She is guided without measure, for the Son has made her free. On the Rock she stands forever, against the gale of sin and wrong, Because she’s on the Rock of Ages; still the church is moving on.
Refrain: Glory, glory, hallelujah! for the church is moving on; Wave the banner of Salvation till the dawn of the rising Sun. Holiness is stamped upon her, purity remains within; The church of God is moving onward, free from every stain of sin.
She is one, and there’s no other that can fill her valiant place; Battle-scarred, yet still she conquers through the pow’r of wondrous grace. On she marches toward the sunrise, to claim that bright, eternal day; She’s guided by the Holy Spirit, so the church is on her way.
Few there be in size and number, she’s unlike the church of men, But the quality within her is the same when first began. Unity prevails within her, it’s bonded by that love divine; O church of God, keep moving onward—crowns of vict’ry shall be thine.
Jesus Christ is Lord and Master, He’s the door to this great fold; Every member of this union has a heart that’s pure as gold. Every rule and proclamation exceeds the creeds of sin and wrong; The government is on His shoulder, so the church is moving on.