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ST. GERTRUDE

Composer: Arthur Sullivan

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Tune Information

Composer: Arthur Sullivan (1871)
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D with refrain
Incipit: 55555 65221 23
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Onward, Christian Soldiers

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 banner go!

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Notes

The popularity of this hymn is partly due to ST. GERTRUDE, the marching tune that Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed for this text. The tune was published in the Musical Times of December 1871 in an advertisement for Joseph Barnby's (PHH 438) forthcoming Hymnary, which published both text and tune in 1872. ST. GERTRUDE is named for Gertrude Clay-Ker-Seymer, at whose home in Hanford, Dorsetshire, England, Sullivan composed the tune.

Though some will want to sing the instrumental-style harmony, try singing in unison. Be sure to sing lightly in the manner of children's voices (not like Sherman tanks!).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #493
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #146
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1090
Text: Christ Shall Have Dominion
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1599
Text: Forward Through the Ages
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5255
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10735
Text: If You Would Come After Me
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #522
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Timeless Truths #997
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Onward_Christian_Soldiers.pdf (PDF)
  • Onward_Christian_Soldiers.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #555
Text: Forward Through the Ages
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #575
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #509
Text: Onward, Christian Soldiers

Instances

Instances (1 - 62 of 62)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #481TextFlexscorePage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #461
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #758Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #396
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #599
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #493TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #660TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #261TextFlexscorePage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #146Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #537TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #514TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #499Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #549Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #358Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #531
Himnos de la Iglesia #470
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #340
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #562TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #718
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #449
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #502
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #532
Hymns of Faith #474TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #108Page Scan
Lutheran Service Book #662TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #518TextPage Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #275
Moravian Book of Worship #778TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #132Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #639
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #522Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #660
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #72TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #540
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #661
Sing Joyfully #517TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #106Audio
Small Church Music #990Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #412
The Bible Hymnal #126
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #731TextFlexscorePage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #465
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #466
The Cyber Hymnal #1090TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1599TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5255TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10735TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #479TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #377Text
The New English Hymnal #435TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #385
The United Methodist Hymnal #555TextFlexscoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #575TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #159Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #160Text
The Worshiping Church #748TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #997TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #439TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #572TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #509TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #258
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #381
Include 271 pre-1979 instances



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