508. Lead On, O King Eternal

1 Lead on, O King Eternal,
the day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
your tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation
your 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,
with deeds of love and mercy
the heavenly kingdom comes.

3 Lead on, O King Eternal,
we follow, not with fears;
for gladness breaks like morning
where'er your face appears;
your 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, 1862-1917
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:12; Psalm 139:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Psalm 27:11; Ephesians 6:10-17; Exodus 15:13; 2 Timothy 4:8; John 18:36; 2 Timothy 2:3; Luke 17:21
Topic: Conflict & Victory
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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