• Lyricist: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888
  • Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1836
  • Subjects: Warfare
  • Scriptures: Jeremiah 10:10; Romans 14:17
  • Key: D
  • Meter: D
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  1. Lead on, O King Eternal,
    The day of march has come;
    Henceforth in fields of conquest
    Thy tents shall be our home.
    Through 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 fierce 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’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.


Audio courtesy Hymns of Grace