Gird on thy conquering sword

Gird on thy conquering sword

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: CROFT'S 148TH
Published in 33 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

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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

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

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Church Psalmist #P45e

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Church Psalmist #P45e

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Church Psalmist #P45e

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

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #164

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Missionary Hymns #67

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Plymouth Collection #a1023

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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

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1023

The Book of Worship #d124

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The Book of Worship #95

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #620

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The Christian Hymn Book #609

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The Church Hymnary #550

The Church-Book #d114

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The College Hymnal #133

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The Congregational Hymn Book #814

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #445

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #198b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d268

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d239

The Songs of Zion #d55

The Songs of Zion #d54

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The Standard Church Hymnal #316

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Vestry Harmonies #83a

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Worship in Song #667

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