Onward Christian soldiers

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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!
  Onward, Christian soldiers!
  Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus,
    Going on before.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thomas Joseph Dwyer Esquire

Wales, United Kingdom

So many memories


Karen Berger

Wheeling, WV, United States

So wonderful to read the many comments. I love all the old hymns and rely on them to get me through the day.


Salem

Phoenix, Mauritius

Blessed inspiring hymn of the cross. Oh what a joy to be a Christian solidier. I’ve listened to this song since I was a kid and it has remained alive until this generation and will continue to ring in the heart of every true Christian.


Samuel Amlai

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

We are matching against principalities, powers and Spiritual wicked Authorities in High Places.


Rod C. Silvestre

Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines

If HE is with us, who can be against us?

Onward Christian Soldiers, Onward!


Blessing Ahmadu

Abuja, Kaduna, Nigeria

The victory of the church of God can never be stopped. We shall prevail against the foe. Glory to God.


Ayo

Lagos, Nigeria

Victory sonng for me. All anxiety vanished. Hallelujah!


Hillary Stanley

Oke Odo, Lagos, Nigeria

Glory, glory HalleluYAH!!

True disciples of Christ all over the world need to unite in truth, nothing but the pure truth of YAH. We are more than conquerors. Christ has won for us.


Helen

Lagos, Nigeria

We Christians have to unite as one and form a great army with the help of the Holy Spirit to fight again Satan the enemy and his demons. The gates of hell can not prevail against the church, the Body of Christ. The battle is the Lord's. Satan has been defeated on the cross, Halleluyah. We are victorious by the blood of Jesus, we are not afraid.


Capt Gn Okon

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

As Christians, may we continue to match forward in Christ in Jesus Name Amen.

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).