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Forever blessed be the Lord, My Savior and my shield

Forever blessed be the Lord, My Savior and my shield

Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forever blessed be the Lord,
My Savior and my shield!
He sends his Spirit with his word,
To arm me for the field.

2 When all my foes their force unite,
He makes my soul his care;
Instructs me in the heav'nly fight,
And guards me through the war.

3 A friend and helper so divine
My fainting hope shall raise:
He makes the glorious vict'ry mine,
And his shall be the praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #134

Text Information

First Line: Forever blessed be the Lord, My Savior and my shield




SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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[Forever blessed be the Lord]



The Cyber Hymnal #10024
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #10024

The Sacred Harp #225a

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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