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Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Onward, Christian Soldiers

Boldly

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!

[Chorus]

Onward, Christian soldiers!

Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

Going on before.

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.

[Chorus]

Onward, Christian soldiers!

Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

Going on before.

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.

[Chorus]

Onward, Christian soldiers!

Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

Going on before.

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.

[Chorus]

Onward, Christian soldiers!

Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

Going on before.

Text: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834–1924

Music: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842–1900

Deuteronomy 31:6

2 Timothy 2:3