SONG LYRICS FOR: "LEAD ON, O KING ETERNAL"
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Lead Vocal: Per Bjerregaard
Words: Ernest W. Shurtleff
Music: Henry Smart

"LEAD ON, O KING ETERNAL"

Verse One:
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.

Verse Two:
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.

Verse Three:
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.

 

"LEAD ON, O KING ETERNAL" (with chords)

Intro: (G7)-(C)-(Dm7)-(C/E)-(F)-(C/G)-(G7)-(C)-(F)-(C)

Verse One:
Lead (C)on, O (F/C)King e(C)ternal,
(C7)The (F)day of (Cmaj7)march (F)has (G)come;
(G7)Hence(C)forth (C7)in (F/C)fields of (C)conquest
Thy (G/D)tents shall (D7)be our (G)home.
(G7)Through (C)days of (C7)prepar(F)ation
(A7)Thy (D)grace has (D7)made us (G)strong,
(G/F)And (C/E)now, O (Dm7)King (C7)E(F)ternal,
We (C/G)lift our (G7)battle (C)song. (F)-(C)

Verse Two:
Lead (C)on, O (F/C)King E(C)ternal,
(C7)Till (F)sin's fierce (Cmaj7)war (F)shall (G)cease, (G7)
And (C)ho(C7)li(F/C)ness shall (C)whisper
The (G/D)sweet "A(D7)men" of (G)peace; (G7)
For (C)not with (C7)swords loud (F)clashing, (A7)
Nor (D)roll of (D7)stirring (G)drums;
(G/F)With (C/E)deeds of (Dm7)love (C7)and (F)mercy,
The (C/G)Heavenly (G7)Kingdom (C)comes.(F)-(C)

Verse Three:
Lead (C)on, O (F/C)King E(C)ternal,
(C7)We (F)follow, (Cmaj7)not (F)with (G)fears;
(G7)For (C)glad(C7)ness (F/C)breaks like (C)morning
Where'(G/D)er Thy (D7)face ap(G)pears;
(G7)Thy (C)cross is (C7)lifted (F)o'er us;
(A7)We (D)journey (D7)in its (G)light:
(G/F)The (C/E)crown a(Dm7)waits (C7)the (F)conquest;
Lead (C/G)on, O (G7)God of (C)might.

(F)-(C/G)-(G7)-(C)-(F)-(C)

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