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Lead on, O King Eternal


Page 1/2 Engraved by Verovio 3.11.0-648ba66 Lead Lead Lead Verse on, on, on, O O O King King King e e e ter ter ter nal, nal, nal: the till we day sin’s fol of fierce low, march war not has shall with come; cease, fears, 7 hence and for forth ho glad in li ness fields ness breaks of shall like con whis morn quest per ing your the wher tents sweet e’er will a your be men face our of ap home. peace; pears; 13 Through for your days not cross of with is prep swords lift a loud ed ra clash o’er tion ing, us; your nor we grace roll jour has of ney made stir in us ring its strong; drums, light. title Lead on, O King Eternal lyricist Ernest W. Shurtleff composer Henry T. Smart My.Hymnary - Lead on, O King Eternal Page 2/2 Engraved by Verovio 3.11.0-648ba66 19 and but The now, deeds crown O of a King love waits e and the ter mer con nal, cy, quest; we the lead lift heav on, our enly O bat king God tle dom of song. comes. might! –  page 2  – My.Hymnary - Lead on, O King Eternal
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Lead on, O King eternal,
the day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
your tents will be our home.
Through days of preparation
your grace has made us strong;
and now, O King eternal,
we lift our battle song.
Lead on, O King eternal,
till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
and holiness shall whisper
the sweet amen of peace;
for not with swords loud clashing,
nor roll of stirring drums,
but deeds of love and mercy,
the heavenly kingdom comes.
Lead on, O King eternal:
we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning
where’er your face appears;
your 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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Lead on, O King Eternal, The day of march has come
Lead on, O King Eternal
Ernest W. Shurtleff (1887)
Meter: D
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Henry Thomas Smart (1836)
Meter: D
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