No. 88: Onward, Christian Soldiers

A favorite of mine. Although, I have never seen the third verse before.

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 banner 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 people,
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.

Sabine Baring-Gould/Sullivan

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