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Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), in Church Times, 1865
Tune: ST. GERTRUDE, by Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900), 1871
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
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.
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!
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.
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.