477. Lead On, O King Eternal

1 Lead on, O King Eternal.
The day of march has come!
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home;
Thru days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King Eternal,
We lift our battle song.

2 Lead on, O King Eternal,
Till sin's fierce war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet Amen of peace;
For not with swords' loud clashing
Nor roll of stirring drums -
With deeds of love and mercy
The heav'nly kingdom comes.

3 Lead on, O King Eternal,
We follow not with fears!
For gladness breaks like morning
Where'er Thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o'er us -
We journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest -
Lead on, O God of might.

Text Information
First Line: Lead on, O King Eternal
Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1862-1917
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Cross; Christian Pilgrimage
Tune Information
Arranger: Jon Drevits
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1966, Singspiration Music (ASCAP)

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