Sometimes people object when I post this hymn. They would rather someone other than Christ had dominion. Whom that might be, they don’t say. But the right to it belongs to Jesus Christ alone.
Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX. The melody, probably more widely known as Onward, Christian Soldiers, was composed by Arthur Sullivan–of Gilbert and Sullivan fame–in 1871.
Some churches won’t play this hymn anymore, so we’ll play it here–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.
And last night some kind of affliction hit my wife like a ton of bricks, no sleep for either of us all night long, so please pray for Patty, that this illness leaves her as swiftly as it came: and for me, that I can get through the day. Now is when we wish our cats knew how to answer phones and cook dinner.
(She sounds terrible this morning, but I think if I can get her back to sleep, that will help a lot.)
This classic hymn has all but disappeared from cringe-friendly churches that seek this world’s approval. But the kids at Fountainview Academy still sing it–Onward, Christian Soldiers.
Careful! This hymn might stay with you all day, once you’ve heard it–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia.
Oh, that woodland path! We used to have places like that around here, when I was a boy. Or did I only dream them?
There were supposed to be lyrics displayed with this, but somehow they got left out. But it is the Joslin Grove Choral Society, and they’re always worth hearing.
Requested by SlimJim, Onward, Christian Soldiers.
Squishy liberal Christians, who seek to win the approval of a fallen world, really hate this hymn: it makes ’em squirm. But the rest of us find it–well, uplifting.
Onward Christian Soldiers, sung the old-fashioned way by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Turn up the volume.
Chorus: “Christ shall have dominion over land and sea, Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be.” Sing it out, sing it loud. You already know the tune. It’s “Onward, Christian Soldiers,” both hymns using the melody composed by Arthur Sullivan, published in 1871. It’s the same Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
Sung here by the congregation at the First OPC in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
Praise of God should be a regular part of daily life–and you don’t need an orchestra to do it. Here all it takes is three people and a guitar. And I chose this hymn because I found myself whistling it in the shower yesterday: Christ Shall Have Dominion, by A. Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. Sung to the same tune as Onward, Christian Soldiers.
Sing it today: Christ shall surely have dominion! Sing it louder.
If you don’t already know this hymn, the first thing you’re going to think is, “Hey, that’s Onward, Christian Soldiers!” Actually it’s Christ Shall Have Dominion, but you’re right about one thing–the music is exactly the same. And that’s because the melody used in both hymns was composed by the same man–Arthur S. Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame.
You might want to turn up the volume on this one. And pray: O Lord Our God, we long for the day when this your promise is fulfilled, and Christ reigns over all Creation!
At the Chalcedon Foundation, we assert the crown rights of Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords and King of Kings–which is what this hymn does, better than I know how to do. Onward, Christian Soldiers was published in 1871 and was for long a popular hymn–until Political Correctness and namby-pambyism sank its claws into the mainline/flatline churches.
Turn up the volume on this one!