Onward, Christian Soldiers

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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould

VERSE 1

F                 Gm7 C7             Dm7 C  F  
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as  to war,

                  Gm7 C G7         C 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

                  F                         Bb 
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe,

   F    Bb F Bb  F Bb   F  Bb  F   Gm G7   C 
Forward into bat---tle,___ see His banners go 

CHORUS

F                 C7                       F 
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

         C7       F     Bb    C7   F 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

VERSE 2

F              Gm7 C7          Dm7  C    F  
At the sign of triumph Satan's host doth flee;

                    Gm7 C     G7         C 
On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory.

                   F                      Bb 
Hell's foundations quiver at the shout of praise;

     F    Bb   F    Bb  F   Bb   F    Gm G7   C 
Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

CHORUS

F                 C7                       F 
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

         C7       F     Bb    C7   F 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

VERSE 3

F             Gm7 C7             Dm7    C  F 
Like a mighty ar--my   moves the church of God;

                 Gm7  C   G7                    C 
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod;

             F                   Bb 
We are not divided, all one body we;

    F  Bb   F   Bb  F Bb     F  Bb  F  Gm   G7 C 
One in hope and doc---trine,___ one in char-i-ty.

CHORUS

F                 C7                       F 
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

         C7       F     Bb    C7   F 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

VERSE 4

F                      Gm7 C7           Dm7  C   F 
Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,

                  Gm7 C G7              C 
But the church of Jesus constant will remain;

                  F                           Bb 
Gates of hell can never 'gainst the church prevail;

   F    Bb       F   Bb   F  Bb  F  Bb  F    Gm G7  C 
We have Christ's own prom---ise,___ and that cannot fail.

CHORUS

F                 C7                       F 
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

         C7       F     Bb    C7   F 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

VERSE 5

F                Gm7 C7           Dm7 C F 
Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng,

                     Gm7 C  G7             C 
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song;

                 F                     Bb 
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,

     F       Bb   F    Bb F Bb  F  Bb  F   Gm G7  C 
This through countless a----ges___ men and angels sing.

CHORUS

F                 C7                       F 
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

         C7       F     Bb    C7   F 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo Bb Major C Major C7 Dm7 F Major G7 G Minor Gm7
Guitar Bb Major C Major C7 Dm7 F Major G7 G Minor Gm7
Mandolin Bb Major C Major C7 Dm7 F Major G7 G Minor Gm7
Piano Bb Major C Major C7 Dm7 F Major G7 G Minor Gm7
Ukulele Bb Major C Major C7 Dm7 F Major G7 G Minor Gm7