562. 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;
Christians, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise. (Refrain)

3 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)

4 Crown 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 honor, unto Christ the King;
this through countless ages we with angels sing. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Meter: 65. 65. D with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 65. 65. D with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major



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