1 Lead on, O King E-ternal, the day of march has come
2 Lead on, O King E-ternal, till sin's fierce wars shall cease,
3 Lead on, O King E-ternal, we follow not with fears
1 Hence-forth in fields of conquest thy tents shall be our home
2 And holi - ness shall whisper the sweet a - men of peace.
3 For gladness breaks like morning wher-e'er thy face ap-pears.
1 Through days of prepa - ration your grace has made us strong
2 For not with swords' loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums
3 Thy cross is lifted over us, we journey in its light;
1 And now, O King e - ter-nal, we lift our battle song.
2 With deeds of love and mer-cy the heavenly kingdom comes
3 The crown a-waits the con-quest: Lead on, O God of might!