Title: Lead On, O King Eternal
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1835
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1887
Theme: Church: Education;Closing Hymns;Guidance;Installation Services;Kingdom Of God;Mission and Outreach;Ordination;Peace, World;Pilgrimage;The Nature of the Church: Called to God's Mission;Zeal
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.