Equip me for the war

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1 Equip me for the war,
And teach my hands to fight;
My simple, upright heart prepare,
And guide my words aright.

2 Control my every thought;
And all my sins remove;
Let all my works in Thee be wrought,
Let all be wrought in love.

3 Oh, arm me with the mind,
Meek Lamb, that was in Thee!
And let enlightened zeal be joined
With perfect charity.

4 Oh, may I love like Thee!
In all Thy footsteps tread;
Thou hatest all iniquity,
But nothing Thou hast made.

5 Oh, may I learn the art,
With meekness to reprove!
And hate the sin with all my heart,
But still the sinner love.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #536

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d117

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #340

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d175

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d176

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d175

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #1017

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d79

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #270

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #211

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d57

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d47

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #458

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #536

Carols of Truth #d31

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #190

Free Methodist Hymnal #d140

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #837

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d121

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d96

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #837

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #773

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #773

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #303

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #570

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #586

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #586

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Hymns for Christian Melody #720

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #762

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d116

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d253

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #562

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #562

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #562

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d162

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Methodist Hymn-Book #457

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #44

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.118

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d21

Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d22

Sonnets of Praise #d36

Spiritual Melodies #d75

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d87

Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book #d20

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d122

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d101

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d151

The Awakening Trumpet #d21

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The Book of Worship #148

The Chapel Hymn Book #d84

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d31

The Church Hymn Book #d226

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d153

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The Harp #638

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #558

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d101

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The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #216

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #603

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d164

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The Union Harp #32

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #650

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d129

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