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Lead On, O King EternalThe Baptist Hymnal No. 621
Text: Ernest W. Shurtleff
Music: Henry T. Smart
Tune: LANCASHIRE Meter: 126.96.36.199.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: Thro' 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, Or 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.
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