Lead on, O King eternal, The day of march has come;

Henceforth in fields of conquest Thy tents shall be our home.

Through days of preparation Thy grace has made us strong,

And now, O King eternal, We lift our battle song.


As we turn to another year,

and some of us start a new home and ministry

and some of us face a year of change–

as we consider time passing out of our control,

we look to You, the King of time.

The Eternal One who doesn’t fear death or challenges,

the One for whom nothing is impossible,

as we look into Your face, we can’t help but be joyful and triumphant,

ready to take on whatever battle You lead us into.


Lead on, O King eternal, We follow, not with fears,

For gladness breaks like morning Where’er Thy face appears.

Thy cross is lifted o’er us, We journey in its light;

The crown awaits the conquest: Lead on, O God of might.

May we see Your face daily this year, Lord.

May we turn to You with every hardship,

with every glimpse of beauty,

with every smile,

with every loss and every win.

And Lord, may this be the year Your warriors shine Your light.

Use us to spark revival throughout our ranks.

May Your Spirit be unleashed in every airplane and helicopter,

every battleship and cutter,

every stryker, humvee, platoon of marching soldiers,

every office and command center.

We thank You for the exciting growth to come in our kids this year, and we pray for them.

We thank You for Your hand in the world’s affairs, and we pray for peace.

We thank You for our warriors, and we pray for their courage and skill.

We thank You for healing the broken hearts of our veterans, and we pray they will hold to You.

We thank You for the privilege of managing our homes, and we ask for Your perspective in it.

We thank You for our passions and ideas, and we ask You to lead us in using them.

We pray for those who are traveling.

We pray for those who are hurting and sick.

We pray for those who need You.

We thank You that You have conquered all.




Lead On, O King Eternal by Ernest W. Shurtleff