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Breast the Wave, Christian

Breast the wave, Christian, when it is strongest

Author: Joseph Stammers (1830)
Tune: FORTITUDE (Filby)
Published in 151 hymnals

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1 Breast the wave, Christian,
When it is strongest;
Watch for day, Christian,
When the night's longest;
Onward and onward still
Be Thine endeavour;
The rest that remaineth
Will be for ever.

2 Fight the fight, Christian,
Jesus is o'er thee;
Run the race, Christian,
Heaven is before thee;
He Who hath promised
Faltereth never;
He Who hath loved so well,
Loveth for ever.

3 Lift thine eye, Christian,
Just as it closeth;
Raise thy heart, Christian,
Ere it reposeth;
Thee from the love of Christ
Nothing shall sever;
And, when thy work is done,
Praise Him for ever.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Joseph Stammers

Joseph Stammers was born at Bury S. Edmunds, in 1801. He was educated for the legal profession, and practised for some years as a solicitor in London. In 1833, he was called to the bar, and continued to practice as a barrister. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Breast the wave, Christian, when it is strongest
Title: Breast the Wave, Christian
Author: Joseph Stammers (1830)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Breast the wave
Copyright: Public Domain



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