Onward Christian soldiers

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!
  Onward, Christian soldiers!
  Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus,
    Going on before.
At the name of Jesus
  Satan's host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers,
  On to victory!
Hell's foundations quiver
  At the shout of praise:
Brothers, lift your voices,
  Loud your anthems raise!
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 faith and Spirit,
  One eternally.
Crowns and thrones may perish,
  Kingdoms rise and wane;
But the Church of Jesus
  Constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never
  'Gainst the Church prevail;
We have Christ's own promise,
  Which can never fail.
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.

Oakville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Like a mighty army, moves the Church of God. We are treading where the saints have tread before. We are not divided, all one body we are as we stand/move against the tides of the wicked devil and His cohorts during this time of 2020 lockdown that keeps the Church out of Zion. Therefore, lift up your heads oh ye gates, and be ye lifted ye everlasting doors, that the King of glory may come in.... the Lord strong and mighty in battle (Ps. 24:7) in Jesus Name.


Lagos, Nigeria

I just remembered this song while trying to put my baby sleep and I feel blessed by it. Powerful lyrics we got here especially now that our days are uncertain all we can do is remember that we're soldiers of Christ.

Marilyn Moore

Cleveland, OH, United States

What a powerfully anointed hymn of praise, worship and victory in Jesus Christ. It is appropriate for all time, but how so much more meaningful for such a time as this. Praise the Lord for His eternal Truths and Promises.

Randy Koehn

Livingston, California, United States

In this time when many are fearful God offers us hope and peace of mind. The Church of God can be united, work together, and go forward with a song, even if we are not able to meet together as we would like to.

Joshua Musonda

Mpongwe, Copperbelt, Zambia

I love this song, especially if I am playing the violin or piano

Cody Enderli

San Marcos, TX, United States

Brothers we are treading, Where the Saints have Trod; We are not divided, All One Body We!

Hallelujah Saints, this time is so precious to press On to Our Mighty King!

Kathy Allen

Katy, TX, United States

This song is precious! At the shout of praise. We are free to be praiser. My being started to sing this song today. Praise the Lord. So much happens when we join to the Lord and shout praises to Him.


Lagos, Nigeria

My best Hymn

We will keep fighting the war

Till our Lord Jesus Christ Return


Lagos, Nigeria

This song is so soothing at a time like this when war has been declared on the Church with kidnappings and ransom. It’s comforting to know that Christians in the 18th century also felt like they were in a war.

Susan K. Sow

Dakar, Senegal

We used to sing this song in Grade 10 and I woke up this morning thinking about this song. When you look at the times, we are truly Marching to War because of persecution. People do not want to hear the name of the Lord Jesus. To me this is proof that the name of the Lord Jesus is power. May the Lord Jesus bless you all abundantly.

Paul continues, "To walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing one another in love, being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace" (vv. 1b-3). Whenever we talk about the practice of the church life, we must remember that the first thing needed is to keep the oneness of the Spirit. This requires that we forget about everything else. The third stanza of the traditional hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers" says, "One in hope and doctrine, one in charity." This is not an accurate concept. Christians can never be one in doctrine. If someone has a certain understanding about a particular portion of the Bible, he may hold to that portion without caring for the oneness. Many Christians insist on baptism by sprinkling, some insist on a single immersion, and some insist on three immersions. Some immerse in warm water, others immerse in cold water, and still others baptize in other ways. In this one matter alone there are many opinions. In order to realize the church life we need to forget about doctrine. If we pay attention to doctrine, we may become a "three-immersions" church. Praise the Lord, the Spirit is in you and in me, so we all are one in the Spirit. Therefore, it is better to sing the above line as, "One in faith and Spirit, / One eternally" (Hymns, #871).