Latinised Hymns

Oft in danger, oft in woe

Oft in danger, oft in woe,
onward, Christian, onward go:
bear the toil, maintain the strife,
strengthened with the Bread of Life.

Onward Christians, onward go,
join the war and face the foe;
will ye flee in danger's hour?
Know ye not your Captain's power?

Let not sorrow dim your eye,
soon shall every tear be dry;
let not fears your course impede,
great your strength, if great your need.

Let your drooping hearts be glad:
march in heavenly armor clad:
fight, nor think the battle long,
victory soon shall be your song.

Onward then in battle move,
more than conquerors ye shall prove;
though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.

D. Kirke White

Per pericula viae,
Christiani, pergite;
Vitae Panis ea vis:
proelio sufficitis.

Christiani, pergite;
sitis in certamine
contra minas strenui;
num diffiditis Duci?

Luctui ne cedite:
mox tollentur lacrimae;
neu retardet vos timor:
vi-ne eges? fis fortior.

Ne dolete languidi;
arma ferte Domini;
an piget certaminis?
Eia! mox ovabitis.

Eia! pergite; magis
quam victores eritis;
hostes sint innumeri,
perge, legio Dei!

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