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Lead On O King Eternal

Ernest W. Shurtleff, Ben Zornes

Verse 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

Verse 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

Lead on, O King
Lead on, O King
Lead on, O King, lead on

Verse 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