746. Captain of Thine Enlisted Host

1. Captain of Thine enlisted host,
Display Thy glorious banner high;
The summons send from coast to coast,
And call a numerous army nigh.

2. A solemn jubilee proclaim
Proclaim the great Sabbatic day;
Assert the glories of Thy name;
Spoil Satan of his wished-for prey.

3. Bid, bid Thy heralds publish loud
The peaceful blessings of Thy reign;
And when they speak of sprinkled blood,
The mystery to the heart explain.

4. Chase the usurper from his throne,
Oh! chase him to his destined hell;
Stout-hearted sinners overcome;
And glorious in Thy temple dwell.

5. Fight for Thyself, O Jesus, fight,
The travail of Thy soul regain;
To each blind soul make darkness light,
To all let crooked paths be plain.

Text Information
First Line: Captain of Thine enlisted host
Title: Captain of Thine Enlisted Host
Author: Christopher Batty (1757, alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: CHURCH TRIUMPHANT, James W. Elliott, 1874
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (17th Century)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13134 54337 75754
Key: d minor
Source: Catholische Geistliche Gesänge (Andernach, Germany: 1608)
Copyright: Public Domain

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