Advent Hymnals

656. ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

Christ in Song,

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!

Chorus:
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 feel,
On then Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundations quiver
At the shout of praise,
Brothers, lift your voices, 
Loud your anthems raise.  [Chorus]

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.  [Chorus]

4.
Crowns and thrones have perished,
Kingdoms ruled and waned,
But the Church of Jesus
Constant has remained.
Gates of hell can never
'Gainst that Church prevail;
We have Christ's own promise,
That can never fail.  [Chorus]

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



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Title Onward, Christian Soldiers
Key E Major
Titles Onward, Christian soldiers!
First Line Onward, Christian soldiers!
Author S. Baring-Gould
Year 1908
Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan
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Tune ST. GERTRUDE
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Subjects Christ: Warfare and Victory; Living His Life: Warfare and Victory; Special Occasions: Reunion
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