Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart, c. 1835
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888
Scripture: Hosea 6:3
1. Lead on, O King eternal, The day of march has come; Henceforth in fields of conquest Thy tents shall be our home: Through days of preparation Thy grace has made us strong, And now, O King eternal, We lift our battle song. 2. 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 heavenly kingdom comes. 3. 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.