Lyrics – 5 verses
Suitable for: Lent, Pilgrimage
Oft in danger, oft in woe,
Onward, Christians, onward go;
Bear the toil, maintain the strife,
Strengthened with the bread of life.
Onward, Christians, onward go,
Join the war, and face the foe;
Will ye flee in danger’s hour?
Know ye not your Captain’s power?
Let not sorrow dim your eye;
Soon shall every tear be dry:
Let not fears your course impede;
Great your strength, if great your need.
Let your drooping hearts be glad;
March in heavenly armour clad;
Fight, nor think the battle long:
Soon shall victory wake your song.
Onward then in battle move;
More than conquerors ye shall prove:
Though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.
Lyrics: Henry Kirke White (1785 – 1806) ,writing as Shapcott Wensley
- Tune: University College, Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805 – 1876). Public Domain.
- Meter: 77 77
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900113
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