580. 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
Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff (1888)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Isaiah 48:17
Topic: The Christian Life: Christian Warfare; Ministry: Ordinations
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry Smart (1836)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: C Major



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