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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!

 

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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 churchof 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. What the saints established that I hold for true.
What the saints believèd, that I believe too.
Long as earth endureth, men the faith will hold,
Kingdoms, nations, empires, in destruction rolled.

 

5. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

 

6. 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.

 

Sabine (Sā’ben) Baring-Gould (bā’ring  goold’) was born this date, 1/28/1834, Exeter, England.  After attending schools in Germanyand France, he entered Clare College (Cambridge).  He is said to have learned six languages and hold an interest in archaeology and in architect.  He wrote 100 books (30 of those  novels) and a 16-volume Lives of the Saints.  These were in addition to pastoring.  He died1/2/1924, inEngland.

 He wrote “Now the Day Is Over” and “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

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