748. Onward, Christian Soldiers

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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!

[Refrain:]
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;
Christians, we are treading where the saints have trod;
we are not divided, all one body we,
one in hope and doctrine, one in charity. (Refrain)

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. (Refrain )

4 Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song;
glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King:
this thro' countless ages we with angels sing. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Title: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1864, alt.)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.Ref.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3; Galatians 6:14; Ephesians 4:4-6
Topic: Conflict, Spirtual
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1871)
Composer (descant): Jay W. Wilkey (1988)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.Ref.
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Desc. © 1990 Hope Publishing Company



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