Gird on thy conquering sword

Gird on thy conquering sword

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Gird on Thy conquering sword,
Ascend Thy shining car,
And march, almighty Lord!
To wage Thy holy war.
Before His wheels, in glad surprise,
Ye valleys, rise, and sink, ye hills.

2 Fair truth, and smiling love,
And injured righteousness,
Under Thy banners move,
And seek from Thee redress;
Thou in their cause shalt prosperous ride,
And far and wide dispense Thy laws.

3 Before Thine awful face
Millions of foes shall fall,
The captives of Thy grace--
The grace that captures all.
The world shall know, great King of kings,
What wondrous things Thine arm can do.

4 Here to my willing soul
Bend Thy triumphant way;
Here every foe control,
And all Thy power display;
My heart, Thy throne, blest Jesus! see,
Bows low to Thee, to Thee alone.

Source: The Book of Worship #95

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gird on thy conquering sword
Author: Philip Doddridge



Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d51

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1088

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Missionary Hymns #67

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1023

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P45.4

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #703

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d106

The Book of Worship #d124

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The Book of Worship #95

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #620

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #550

The Church-Book #d114

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The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #133

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #814

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #445

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d268

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d239

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d55

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The Standard Church Hymnal #316

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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #667

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