Onward, Christian Soldiers

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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!

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before!

S Baring-Gould (Wikimedia Commons)Sabine Baring-Gould wrote this song for children, with the melody by Sir Arthur Sullivan.  Born in Exeter, England, Sabine spent much of his childhood travelling around Europe with his father. His schooling was inconsistent, but he did graduate from Cambridge. He was considered a brilliant and self-taught scholar.  He wrote numerous hymns, poems, articles, tracts and books.  The Monday after Whitsunday in 1865, in the town of Horbury, the village children were to march to a neighbouring town for a Sunday School rally.  Sabine found no martial hymn for them to use, so wrote this one.  It is an interesting coincidence that this was the same year that the Salvation Army, with its militant style, began in England.

(Facts from “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J. Morgan)
Songbook Image The Pipeline Magazine April 2013
Photo Credit Shairon Paterson

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The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

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