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Onward Christian Soliders
Words by Sabine Baring-Gould
Music by Arthur S. Sullivan

2 Chronicles 20:15
"And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed
dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's."

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          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.

          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.

          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.

          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.


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