Lead On, O King Eternal – Cowden Hall Band


“Lead On, O King Eternal”
Text by Ernest W. Shurtleff (1887)
Tune (LANCASHIRE) by Henry Thomas Smart (1836)
Arrangement by Cowden Hall Band

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.

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.

For the Lord, he is a great God,
And a great King above all.
His throne is established; It shall not be moved.
Come, let us follow our King!

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.

Lead Sheet

Rhythm Sheet

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