488. Lead on, O King eternal

1 Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall 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,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heav'nly kingdom comes.

3 Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears;
For gladness breaks like morning
Where'er thy face appears;
Thy 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
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff (1888)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: Isaiah 48:17
Topic: Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Courage; Discipleship (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (1836)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: D Major

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