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SONGS OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 47
61. ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS.
'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.
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before.
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.
62. THE SON OF GOD GOES FORTH TO WAR,
The Son of God goes forth to war, a kingly crown
to gain; His blood-red banner streams afar; who follows in
his train? Who best can drink his cup of woe, and triumph
over pain. Who patient bears his cross below—he follows in
A glorious band the chosen few, on whom the spirit
came: Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, and
mocked the cross and flame. They climbed the dizzy steep to heav'n, thro' peril,
toil and pain: O God! to us may grace be giv'n to follow in their