423. Lead On, O King Eternal

1 Lead on, O King eternal,
the day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
thy tents will be our home.
Through 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
or roll of stirring drums,
but deeds of love and mercy,
the heavenly kingdom comes.

3 Lead on, O King eternal,
we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning
where'er thy 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 (1888)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Hosea 6:3; Zechariah 4:6
Topic: Jesus Christ: Guide and Leader; PILGRIMAGE AND CONFLICT; Warfare, Spiritual
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry Smart (1836)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: C Major



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