1 Lead on, O King eternal!
The day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
your tents will be our home:
through days of preparation
your grace has made us strong,
and now, O King eternal,
we lift our battle song.
2 Lead on, O King eternal,
till sin's fierce war shall cease,
and holiness shall whisper
the sweet amen of peace;
for not with swords' loud clashing,
nor roll of stirring drums,
but deeds of love and mercy
the heav'nly kingdom comes.
3 Lead on, O King eternal;
we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning
where'er your face appears:
your cross is lifted o'er us;
we journey in its light;
the crown awaits the conquest;
lead on, O God of might!
|First Line:||Lead on, O King eternal!|
|Title:||Lead On, O King Eternal|
|Author:||Ernest W. Shurtleff (1888, alt.)|
|Topic:||Temptation and Conflict; Christian warfare; Church--Militant(2 more...)|
|Composer:||Henry Smart (1836)|
|Notes:||151 M in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|