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By Ernest W. Shurtleff (1862-1917) and Henry Smart (1813-1879)
From: Guitar Picker -
Lead on, O King Eternal

D          G    D
Lead on, O King Eternal,
    G             A
The day of march has come;
  D           G         D
Henceforth in fields of battle
    A           E7     A7
Thy tents shall be our home.
        D          G
Through days of preparation
    E7                 A
Thy grace has made us strong;
    D            G
And now, O King Eternal.
   D        A7     D
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,
Nor roll of stirring drums;
With deeds of love and mercy,
The heav’nly kingdom comes.

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.