490. 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.

Refrain:
Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.

2 At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory:
Hell's foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise. [Refrain]

3 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]

4 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]

5 Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and honor
Unto Christ the King;
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D. with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 16:18
Topic: Christ: Master; Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; The Church: Triumph of (4 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1871)
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D. with refrain
Key: E♭ Major



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