Onward, Christian Soldiers

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 4:
Onward, then, ye faithful,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices,
In the triumph-song:
Glory, laud and honor,
Unto Christ the King:
This, thro’ countless ages,
Men and angels sing.

S. Baring-Gould/A.S. Sullivan

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