479. Oft in danger, oft in woe

1 Oft in danger, oft in woe,
Onward, Christians, onward go,
Fight the fight, maintain the strife,
Strengthened with the Bread of Life.

2 Onward, Christians, onward go,
Join the war, and face the foe;
Faint not: much doth yet remain;
Dreary is the long campaign.

3 Shrink not, Christians: will ye yield?
Will ye quit the painful field?
Will ye flee in danger's hour?
Know ye not your Captain's pow'r?

4 Let your drooping hearts be glad;
March, in heav'nly armor clad;
Fight, nor think the battle long;
Vict'ry soon shall tune your song.

5 Let not sorrow dim your eye,
Soon shall ev'ry tear be dry;
Let not woe your course impede,
Great your strength, if great your need.

6 Onward then to battle move;
More than conqu'rors ye shall prove:
Though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.


Text Information
First Line: Oft in danger, oft in woe
Author (first 10 lines): Henry K. White (1806, alt.)
Author (the remainder): Frances S. Colquhoun (1827)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Courage; Perseverance
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett (1852)
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Key: E♭ Major

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