Hymns #706

1) Onward, Christian soldiers ! marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before.
Christ, the Royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go.

Onward, Christian soldiers I marching as to war.
Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before.

2) At the name of Jesus 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) 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.