753. Lead On, O King Eternal

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!

Text Information
First Line: Lead on, O King eternal!
Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff (1888, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Temptation and Conflict; Christian warfare; Church--Militant (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (1836)
Key: C Major
Notes: 151 M in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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