Hymn Story: Onward Christian Soldiers

This popular hymn was written without the intention of ever being published. Written for the English holiday, Whitmonday in 1865.  Whitmonday is a day for festivals in Yorkshire. Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould recalled, “one Whitmonday it was arranged that our school should join its forces with that of a neighboring village. I wanted the children to sing when marching from one […]

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