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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

805. Lead On, O King Eternal!

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1 Lead on, O King eternal!
The day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
your tents will be our home.
Through days of preparation
your 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,
but 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 your face appears.
Your 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: 2006
Topic: Education; Commitment, Discipleship; Trust, Guidance
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: C Major



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