Onward, Christian Soldiers

 

Lyrics

  1. 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!

  2. [Chorus]

    Onward, Christian soldiers!

    Marching as to war,

    With the cross of Jesus

    Going on before.

  3. 2. At the sign of triumph

    Satan’s host doth flee;

    On, then, Christian soldiers,

    On to victory.

    Hell’s foundations quiver

    At the shout of praise;

    Brothers, lift your voices,

    Loud your anthems raise.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 through countless ages

    Men and angels sing.

Text: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834–1924

Music: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842–1900