Sunday Blessings

19 February 2012

{painting by Edmund Blair Leighton}

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.

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.

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears,
For gladness breaks like morning
Where’er Thy face appears.
Thy cross is lifted over us,
We journey in its light;
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.

~"Lead On, O King Eternal" by Ernest W. Shurtleff (words) and Henry T. Smart (music)~

Blessings on your Lord's Day, dear ladies!
". . . He is the living God, and an everlasting king . . ." ~Jeremiah 10:10

3 epistles:

  1. That is such a pretty hymn! I love listening to hymns and learning all the wonderful, true, and powerful words.

  2. This is a lovely hymn, thanks for sharing!

    Joy @

  3. One of my favorite paintings ever - and one of my favorite hymns :)


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