Advent Hymnals

362. LEAD ON, O KING ETERNAL

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: C

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;
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 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.

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Title Lead On, O King Eternal
Key D Major
Titles undefined
First Line Lead on, O King Eternal
Author Ernest W. Shurtleff
Year 1941
Composer Henry Smart
Hymnal -
Tune LANCASHIRE
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Christian Life: Warfare
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