‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ (Ernie Ford)

Self-styled “liberal Christians” don’t like this hymn and have been trying to weed it out of the liturgy. Well, they don’t like me, either.

Onward, Christians Soldiers–sung with gusto by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Wake up, O church!

Bonus Hymn: ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

This is the hymn that comes to my mind this afternoon. We are in an evil age and we need more Christian soldiers.

Our sword is the sword of the spirit, and the word of God; our shield, the shield of faith. We wear the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation (Ephesians 6: 10-18). And our ammunition is our prayers.

We have no king but Jesus Christ.

Onward, Christian Soldiers–performed by the students at Fountainview Academy.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Here’s a hymn to get us started on the day–Onward Christian Soldiers, performed by the students at Fountainview Activity.

Churches need more hymns like this.

By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Phoebe requested this, and it’s much appreciated–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy. Turn up the volume! The devil just positively hates this hymn! And so do all his little playmates here on earth.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.


‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ …(and We’re Sick)

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.)

‘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.