Lead on, O King Eternal

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Melody - "Lancashire", Henry Smart, 1836; Seq. by Richard Jordan
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Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888; German text

Lead on, O King Eternal,
The day of march has come;
Hence-forth in fields of conquest
Thys tents shall be our home.
Thro' days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King Eternal,
We lift our battle song.
2. Lead on, O King Eternal,
Till sin's firece war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet Amen of peace;
For not with swords' loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums;
With 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-e'er Thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o'er us;
We journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.

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