Onward, Christian soldiers

Onward, Christian soldiers. Sabine Baring-Gould* (1834-1924). Written in 1864 and published in the Church Times, 15 October 1864, entitled ‘Hymn for Procession with Cross and Banners’. It was included in A Supplement to Psalms and Hymns (1867) compiled by T.B. Morrell and William Walsham How*. It appeared in the Appendix (1868) to the first edition of A&M, set to a tune called ST ALBAN arranged by John Bacchus Dykes* from Haydn (it is called HAYDN in EH # 643, where it is printed as the first tune). The famous tune to which it is normally sung, ST GERTRUDE, by Arthur Sullivan*, appeared in The Musical Times in November 1871. Sullivan used it for Church Hymns with Tunes (1874), of which...

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