Soldiers

Written by: Nick Herbert, Tim Hughes, Martin Smith, Chris Tomlin

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Original Key: Em


Verse 1:
Em             D      Am
We are Your salvation army,
Am     C        Em
Laying down our weapons.
         D     Am                  G
Marching into battle, scarred and broken.
C                           Em
We are Your kingdom, not an empire,
        G         C
Burning with Your fire,
                Em          D
We were born to love and to war.
    Chorus 1:
    G                D/F♯  Em
    Onward Christian soldiers,
          C               G
    We're laying down our lives,
          D/F♯           C
    We're lifting Jesus high.
       G            D/F♯  Em
    Together we are stronger,
          C             G
    We're giving up our lives,
       D/F♯            Em
    So let the Church arise.
Verse 2:
Em               D       Am
On our shoulders we will carry
     Am      C       Em
The wounded from the wreckage.
           D            Am                G
Crowns and thrones will perish, but You remain.
    C                       Em
We live for justice not for honour.
                  G       C
Your Church will stand forever,
                Em          D
We were born to love and to war.  [To Chorus 2]
Chorus 2:
    G                D/F♯  Em
    Onward Christian soldiers,
          C               G
    We're laying down our lives,
          D/F♯           C
    We're lifting Jesus high.
    C                G   Am
    Onward Christian soldiers,
          F               C
    We're laying down our lives,
          G             F
    We're lifting Jesus high.
       C            G     Am
    Together we are stronger,
          F             C/E
    We're giving up our lives,
       G/D            F           Em   D   Am
    So let the Church arise.  [1.]
                              [2. to Coda]
    Coda:
            C        G       Am    F
    The saints go marching in.
             C/E     G/D      F
        The saints go marching in.
Mid Section:
      G      C        D       Em
We're crying out for peace on earth;
      G        C       D        Em
We're on our knees for peace on earth.
    G     C              D     Em
Let ev'ry nation sing of Jesus Christ, our king.
Em       G       C                  D        Em        D
   The saints go marching in, we're singing 'let God arise'. [To Chorus 2]

We are Your salvation army
Laying down our weapons
Marching into battle
Scarred and broken
We are Your kingdom, not an empire
Burning with your fire
We were born to love and to war

Onward Christian soldiers
We’re laying down our lives
We’re lifting Jesus high
Together we are stronger
We’re giving up our lives
So let the Church arise

On our shoulders we will carry
The wounded from the wreckage
Crowns and thrones will perish
But You remain we live for
Justice not for honor
Your Church will stand forever
We were born to love and to war

We’re crying out
For peace on earth
We’re on our knees
For peace on earth

Let every nation sing
Of Jesus Christ, our king
The saints go marching in
We’re singing let God arise

The saints go marching in
The saints go marching in

Martin Smith, Nick Herbert, Tim Hughes & Chris Tomlin

 


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