Oft in danger, oft in woe

Oft in danger, oft in woe,
onward, Christian, onward go:
bear the toil, maintain the strife,
strengthened with the Bread of Life.

Onward Christians, onward go,
join the war and face the foe;
will ye flee in danger's hour?
Know ye not your Captain's power?

Let your drooping hearts be glad:
march in heavenly armor clad:
fight, nor think the battle long,
victory soon shall be your song.

Let not sorrow dim your eye,
soon shall every tear be dry;
let not fears your course impede,
great your strength, if great your need.

Onward then in battle move,
more than conquerors ye shall prove;
though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.

Words: Henry Kirke White (1785-1806), printed 1812;
added to by Frances Sara Fuller-Maitland, 1827;
revised Mitre Hymn Book, 1836

Music: University College

Meter: 77 77

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.