Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fight

Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fight

Author: W. P. Mackay
Tune: [Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fight]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fight,
We'll conquer, we know, in the power of His might;
Put on the whole armour of God, ev'ry one,
Let Christ be your captain till vict'ry is won.
Let Christ be your captain till vict'ry is won.

2 We'll sing while we march through the midst of our foes,
Who stand all determined our way to oppose;
We'll conquer their legion, our battle song raise;
The Lord is our captain; His name ever praise.
The Lord is our captain; His name ever praise.

3 Thus armed we shall stand and shall meet Satan's wiles;
We know his devices, the world he beguiles,
'Tis not against flesh and the blood that we fight,
But powers that would force us from heavenly light.
But powers that would force us from heavenly light.

4 The trumpet is sounding, the trumpet of war,
Not peace while we wait for our bright morning star;
We watch where the foe would alarm or surprise;
The trumpet is sounding; arise, then arise.
The trumpet is sounding; arise, then arise.

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #90

Author: W. P. Mackay

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be strong in Jehovah, though hard be the fight
Author: W. P. Mackay

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Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #90

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Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #147

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d32

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