Captain of thine enlisted hostAuthor: Christopher Batty
Published in 14 hymnals
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Captain of Thine enlisted host. C. Batty. [Missions.] Appeared in the Kendal Hymn Book, 1757, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence passed into one of the early editions of Lady Huntingdon's Collection From that Collection stanzas i.-iii. were taken by Williams and Boden, 1801. This form of the hymn has descended to several modern collections, including the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, No. 921, where, however, it is attributed to C. Wesley in error. Snepps's text, in his Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, is stanzas i., iii., and iv. altered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)