Onward, Christian Soldiers
(Hymn #2, Vol.2:Track #9)

Sabine Baring-Gould, Arthur Sullivan

GUITAR: Key of E



E                             B7                                     E

On-ward, Christian sol-diers!  Marching as to war,

E                          B        C#       F#7    B7

With the word of Je-sus Go-ing on be-fore,

B                         E                                          A

Christ, the roy-al Mas-ter, Leads a-gainst the foe;

A                                                            B

For-ward in-to bat-tle, See His banners go!



E                              B               B7                     E

On-ward, Chris-tian sol-diers!  March-ing as to war,

E            F#m       E        A         B7     E

With the word of Je-sus Go-ing on be-fore.




E                      B7                                        E

Like a might-y ar-my Moves the Church of God,

E                          B            C#             F#7             B7

Bro-thers, we are tread-ing Where the saints have trod,

B                    E                                 A

We are not di-vid-ed, All one bod-y we,

A                                                               B

One in hope and doc-trine, One in char-i-ty.




E                                     B7                                        E

Crowns and thrones may perish, King-doms rise and wane,

E                           B        C#            F#7     B7

But the Church of Je-sus Con-stant will re-main,

B                         E                                                A

Gates of hell can nev-er 'Gainst that Church pre-vail,

A                                                                              B

We have Christ's own pro-mise, Which can never fail.




E                          B7                                    E

On-ward, then ye peo-ple!  John our happy throng,

E                                B         C#      F#7         B7

Blend with ours your voic-es In the tri-umph song,

B                         E                                      A

Glo-ry, laud, and hon-or, Un-to Christ the King,

A                                                                  B

This thro' countless a-ges Men and an-gels sing.