1 Captains of the saintly band,
lights who lighten ev'ry land,
princes who with Jesus dwell,
judges of his Israel.
2 On the nations sunk in night
ye have shed the Gospel light;
sin and error flee away;
truth reveals the promised day.
3 Not by warrior’s spear and sword,
not by art of human word,
preaching but the Cross of shame,
rebel hearts for Christ ye tame.
4 Earth, that long in sin and pain
groaned in Satan’s deadly chain,
now to serve its God is free
in the law of liberty.
5 Distant lands with one acclaim
tell the honour of your name,
who, wherever man has trod,
teach the mysteries of God.
6 Glory to the Three in One
while eternal ages run,
who from deepest shades of night
called us to his glorious light.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #91
|First Line:||Captains of the saintly band|
|Latin Title:||Caelestis aulae principes|
|Translator:||H. W. Baker|
|Author:||Jean-Baptiste de Santeul|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #212||Captains of the saintly band||Captains of the saintly band||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE||Jean de Santeul, 1630-1697; H. W. Baker, 1821-1877||77 77||1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 2:1-2; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Corinthians 10:35; Acts 26:17-18; James 1:25; Philippians 2:15||2000||Saints | ; Proper 5 | Year C; Second Sunday Before Advent | Year A|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #91||Captains of the saintly band||Captains of the saintly band||HARTS||Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877; J. B. de Santeuil, 1630-1697||77 77||2 Corinthians 4:6; James 1:25; James 2:12; Luke 22:30; Matthew 19:28||2000||All Saints | ; Evening | ; The Body of Christ | ; The Communion of Saints ||
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #299||Captains of the saintly band||Captains of the saintly band||77 77||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #748||Captains of the Saintly Band||Captains of the saintly band||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE||Jean de Santeüil; Henry W. Baker||77.77||Translation in <cite>Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>, 1861; <cite>Cluniac Breviary</cite>, 1686|
|The New English Hymnal #215||Captains of the saintly band||Captains of the saintly band||HARTS||J. B. de Santeuil, 1630-97; H. W. Baker, 1821-77||77 77||1986||The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holidays: General; Apostles and Evangelists |||Latin|