379. 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;
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]

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 faithful,
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,
Men and angels sing. [Refrain]

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: The Christian Life: Christian Service
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1871)
Meter: 6 5, 6 5. D. With Refrain
Key: F Major



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