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517. 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.

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 people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and honour unto Christ the King,
This thro' countless ages men and angels sing. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Title: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Church: Militant & Trumphant; Warfare, Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war
Tune Information
Name: [Onward, Christian soldiers]
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan
Key: E♭ Major

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