Tonic Solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers


Solfa Notation or Tonic Solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers (E ma te siwaju, Kristian ologun)

Tonic Solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers (E ma te siwaju, Kristian ologun)

Tonic Solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers (E ma te siwaju, Kristian ologun)

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In this post, we will take a look at the tonic solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers, a very popular hymn. You can use this solfa for any musical instrument – Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, etc.

Here is the solfa:


Onward! Christian soldiers, 

  s    s         s    s        s  l  s

Marching as to war, 

    r      r      d    r   m

With the cross of Jesus, 

  d      m       s     d’  d’  t

Going on before, 

  l    l     m  fi  s

Christ the Royal Master,

    r        r     s  r   m f m

Leads against the foe;

    s       s    d’       s    l

Forward into bat tle, 

   l     s      f s   l s  f s

See! His banners go:

    l      s     f    m     r

Onward Christian soldiers, 

  d     d      d     d    d t l t d

Marching as to  war, 

  r          r     r  d r   m

With the cross of Jesus

   s      s      d       t  d  s

Going on before. 

 f    m   r   d    d

In Yoruba Language, this is:

E ma te siwaju, Kristian ologun,
Ma tejumo Jesu t‘O mbe niwaju,
Kristi Oluwa wa ni Balogun wa,
Wo! Asia Re wa niwaju ogun,

E ma te siwaju, Kristian ologun
Sa tejumo Jesu t‘O mbe niwaju

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Solfa notation of Onward Christian Soldiers, Solfa of Onward Christian Soldiers.

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