The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Onward, Christian Soldiers

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132 Onward, Christian Soldiers
(ST. GERTRUDE. 6,5,6,5,D. With Refrain)
Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865 Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871
 

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
On-ward,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 re main ; Gates of hell can never
'Gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ's own promise, And that cannot fail.
Refrain
4.Onward,then,ye people, Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices In the triumph song,
'Glo-ry, laud, and honor Unto Christ the King!.'
This thro' countless a - ges Men and an-gels sing.
Refrain
Amen.