298. Lead On, O King Eternal

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,
or roll of stirring drums,
with 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 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. Sturtleff (1887, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Topic: Going Forth: Recessional Hymns; The Going Forth: Recessional Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1835)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: D♭ Major



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