Composer: Ryan Foglesong

Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff; addl. lyrics Ryan Foglesong

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VERSE 1:
Lead on, O King eternal,
the day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest
your tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation
your grace has made us strong;
and now, O King eternal,
we lift our battle song.

CHORUS:
So lead on, lead on, King of heaven,
my Light and my Salvation;
Your faithfulness endures.
O lead on, lead us to Your kingdom
through joy or tribulation;
we follow You, we follow You alone.

VERSE 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
or roll of stirring drums
with deeds of love and mercy
we wait till Jesus comes.

CHORUS:
So lead on, lead on, King of heaven,
my Light and my Salvation;
Your faithfulness endures.
O lead on, lead us to Your kingdom
through joy or tribulation;
we follow You, we follow You alone.

VERSE 3:
Lead on, O King eternal;
we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning
where'er your face appears.
Your cross is lifted o'er us,
we journey in its light;
the crown awaits the conquest;
lead on, O God of might.

CHORUS:
So lead on, lead on, King of heaven,
my Light and my Salvation;
Your faithfulness endures.
O lead on, lead us to Your kingdom
through joy or tribulation;
we follow You, we follow You alone.

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