Latinised Hymns

Onward Christian soldiers!

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!

At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's 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.

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 Christ's 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 honour
Unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

S. Baring-Gould

Ite, Christiani,
ut ad proelium,
Dominum sequentes
et Patibulum.
Contra Christus hostem
arma Rex gerit,
atque pugnaturus
signa corripit.

Fugit hunc triumphum
turba Satanae.
Ite, Chnistiani!
Ite et vincite!
Laus sonat, et ima
Tartari timent;
voces effundantur,
hymni reboent.

Agmen ecce! magnum
it Ecclesia;
sequimur sanctorum
nos itinera.
Non dissociamur;
sumus unum vas:
una spes, doctrina,
una caritas.

Brevia regnorum
mundi tempora;
usque duratura
est Ecclesia.
Contra quam inferni
porta non valet;
sponsor ipse Christus:
haud deficiet.

Addat se cohorti
laetae populus
concinatque nobis
"Laus, decus et honor
Christo Regi sit!"
cantus angelorum
hominumque erit.

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