Onward Christian soldiers (Arthur Sullivan)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-07)  CPDL #63372:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 180 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
  • (Posted 2019-01-14)  CPDL #52916:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: As found in the New English Hymnal.
  • (Posted 2010-05-26)  CPDL #21520:          (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Micah Brandhandler (submitted 2010-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This version is derived from the 1917 edition of "55 Songs and Choruses for Community Singing".

General Information

Title: Onward Christian soldiers
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Lyricist: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 65. 65. D with refrain

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1871
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 333
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Original text and translations

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Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see his banners go!
Refrain:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
(Refrain)

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never ‘gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ's own promise, and that cannot fail.
(Refrain)

5.Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King!
This through countless ages men and angels sing.
(Refrain)