509. 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!

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
with the angels sing. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Title: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.Ref.
Scripture: Revelation 5:6-14; 1 Corinthians 9:7; 2 Timothy 2:3; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4-6; Revelation 19:11; Galatians 6:14; Revelation 7:9-17; 2 Corinthians 10:3
Topic: Conflict: Spiritual; Conflict & Victory
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward Christian soldiers
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.Ref.
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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