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Thou art my strength, O God my Lord

Thou art my strength, O God my Lord

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Thou art my strength, O God my Lord,
Weak is my arm, and faint my heart;
Thou dost inspire me by Thy word,
And to my life Thy power impart.

The might of evil bars the way,
And towering ramparts threatening frown;
Then sinks my heart in sore dismay,
Then fall my arms in weakness down.

Shorn of my strength I lift my cry,
But God in pity hears my plaint;
And lo, the promised help is nigh,--
His power is given to the faint.

This I have found, Thou dost not fail;
No pleading eye looks up in vain;
Though weak my arm, I must prevail,
If Thou, O Lord, my strength remain.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou art my strength, O God my Lord
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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