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Devotional for Nov.11

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

Hymn lyrics:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

At the sign of triumph Satanís host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hellís foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.


Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.


What the saints established that I hold for true.
What the saints believŤd, that I believe too.
Long as earth endureth, men the faith will hold,
Kingdoms, nations, empires, in destruction rolled.


Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christís own promise, and that cannot fail.


Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud and honor unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages men and angels sing.


Today's thoughts:
We are the "church" of God, moving forward through the ages. As long as earth endureth, men the faith will hold. We are people of faith and it is up to us to keep moving onward that which the saints before us established. As we join together, one by one, we become a stronger army for our Lord. The church will prevail and Satan will be no more!

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