1 Onward, Christian soldiers! marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal master, leads his armies on:
forward into battle till the fight is won!
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.

2 At the name of Jesus, Satan's armies flee:
on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell's foundations tremble at the shout of praise
sing the song of triumph! loud your voices raise!
Chorus

3 Like a mighty army moves the church of God:
we are humbly treading where the saints have trod;
Christ is not divided all one body we,
one in hope and calling, one in charity.
Chorus

4 Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but the church of Jesus ever shall remain;
death and hell and Satan never shall prevail
we have Christ's own promise and that cannot fail.
Chorus

5 Onward then, you people! march in faith, be strong!
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song:
Glory, praise and honour be to Christ the king!
this through countless ages we with angels sing.
Chorus

Alternative version

1 Onward! Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
looking up to Jesus who has gone before:
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle, see, his banners go!
Onward! Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
looking up to Jesus, who has gone before.

2 At the name of Jesus Satan's legions flee;
on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell's foundations tremble at the shout of praise:
Christians, lift your voices loud your anthems raise!
Chorus

3 Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and fall,
but the church of Jesus triumphs over all.
Gates of hell can never 'gainst that church prevail;
we have Christ's own promise and that cannot fail:
Chorus

4 Onward then, you people! March in faith, be strong!
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song:
'Glory, praise and honour be to Christ the king!
this through countless ages we with angels sing:
Chorus

Jubilate Hymns version of Onward, Christian soldiers Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 - 1924)
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