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For the Might of Thine Arm

For the might of thine arm we bless thee

Author: Charles Silvester Horne
Published in 18 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 For the might of Your arm we bless You,
our God, our fathers’ God;
You have kept Your pilgrim people
by the strength of Your staff and rod;
You have called us to the journey
which faithless feet ne’er trod:
for the might of Your arm we bless You,
our God, our fathers’ God.

2 For the love of Christ constraining
that bound their hearts as one;
for the faith in truth and freedom
in which their work was done;
for the peace of God’s evangel
wherewith their feet were shod:
for the might of Your arm we bless You,
our God, our fathers’ God.

3 We are watchers of a beacon
whose light must never die;
we are guardians of an altar
that shows You ever nigh;
we are children of the ransomed
who sleep beneath the sod:
for the might of Your arm we bless You,
our God, our fathers’ God.

4 May the shadow of Your presence
around our camp be spread;
baptise us with the courage
with which You blessed our dead;
O keep us in the pathway
their saintly feet have trod:
for the might of Your arm we bless You,
our God, our fathers’ God.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #80

Author: Charles Silvester Horne

Charles Silvester Horne (1865–1914) was a famous late 19th century and early 20th century Congregationalist minister, who additionally served as Liberal M.P. for Ipswich, and was a noted orator. He was also the father of the humorous broadcaster, Kenneth Horne. He was born in Cuckfield, Sussex on 15 April 1865, the youngest child of Charles Horne, the minister of Cuckfield Congregational Church, and his wife, whose maiden name was Harriet Silvester Simpson. When he was six weeks old the family moved to Newport, Shropshire. Here Charles Horne gave up the ministry, becoming the editor of the local newspaper, the Newport Advertiser and became a partner of his wife's uncle, Charles Silvester in a printing and bookselling firm. Horne lived… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For the might of thine arm we bless thee
Title: For the Might of Thine Arm
Author: Charles Silvester Horne
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1589
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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #154

Hymns and Psalms #435a

Hymns and Psalms #435b

Audio

Small Church Music #6998

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1589

Text

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #80

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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