Number: 447
Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart, c. 1835
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888
Scripture: Hosea 6:3
Theme: Church

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.