537. 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 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]

3 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]

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

Text Information
First Line: Onward, Christian soldiers
Title: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (abr., alt.)
Refrain First Line: Onward Christian soldiers
Meter: 65 65 D with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Church
Tune Information
Name: ST. GERTRUDE
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 65 65 D with Refrain
Key: D Major



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