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‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

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.


‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ (Fountainview)

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?


By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

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.

Never surrender.


‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

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.


Encore, ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.


Sing It Again: ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.


‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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!


‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

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!


‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Onward, Christian Soldiers–hey, can somebody give me an “Amen!” on this?

As we listen to this hymn, a certain flatline Protestant denomination has kicked off its annual General Assembly with prayers to Allah. I don’t think you’ll hear Onward, Christian Soldiers there.

Sing louder, sing louder.


Tennessee Ernie, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Okay, you powerless minority–let’s start our day with a little marching music: Onward, Christian Soldiers, sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Sorry: that characterization of American Christians as a small, powerless minority–it still rankles with me.

You know the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), in which the great lord, before embarking on a long journey, gives his servants sums of money and commands them, “Occupy until I come.”

If American Christianity truly is powerless against the onslaught of filth and apostasy, it’s because our churches, like the slothful and unfaithful servant who buried his lord’s money in a hole in the ground instead of putting it to work to earn more money, have failed to occupy. We have not used the talents that Our Lord has given us.


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