Catholic Activity: For Christ the King
Song of the Sodality of our Lady written by Daniel Lord, SJ, in 1933 as part of the "Queens Work" publishing house, it provides a rallying hymn to make the world safe "for our flag, for our faith, for Christ the King."
An army of youth flying the standards of Truth, We're fighting for Christ the Lord. Heads lifted high, Catholic Action our cry, And the Cross our only sword. On earth's battle field Never a vantage we'll yield As dauntlessly on we swing. Comrades true, dare and do 'Neath the Queen's white and blue, For our flag, for our faith, For Christ the King.
Christ lifts His hands, The King commands: His challenge, "Come and follow me." From ev'ry side, With eager stride, We form in the lines of victory. Let foemen lurk, And laggards shirk, We throw our fortunes with the Lord. Mary's Son, Till the world is won. We have pledged you our loyal word.
Our hearts are pure, Our minds are sure: No sin our gleaming helmet taints. No foeman fierce Our shield shall pierce, We're captained by God's unconquered saints. Yet peace we bring, And a gentle King, Whose law is light and life and love. Mary's Son, May thy will be done; Here on earth as it is above.