758. 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 At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
on then, Christian soldiers,
on to victory!
Hell's foundations quiver
at the shout of praise;
brothers, lift your voices,
loud your anthems raise: [Refrain]

3 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: [Refrain]

4 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]

5 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: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Meter: 65 65 and refrain
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church: nature of; Conflict; Courage (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
Meter: 65 65 and refrain
Key: E♭ Major



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