474. Onward, Christian Soldiers

1 Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before:
Christ the royal Master leads against the foe;
Forward into battle, see His banners go.

Chorus:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

2 Like a mighty army moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod;
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope, and doctrine, one in charity. (Chorus)

3 Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the Church of Jesus constant will remain;
Gates of hell can never 'gainst that Church prevail;
We have Christ's own promise, and that cannot fail. (Chorus)

4 Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and honour unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages men and angels sing. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war
Title: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:3
Topic: Church: militant and triumphant
Refrain First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war
Tune Information
Name: [Onward, Christian soldiers]
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan
Key: E♭ Major



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