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.