Gird on thy sword, O man, thy strength endue

Gird on thy sword, O man, thy strength endue

Author: Robert Seymour Bridges
Tune: ERFYNIAD
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Robert Seymour Bridges

Robert S. Bridges (b. Walmer, Kent, England, 1844; d. Boar's Hill, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, 1930) In a modern listing of important poets Bridges' name is often omitted, but in his generation he was consid­ered a great poet and fine scholar. He studied medicine and practiced as a physician until 1881, when he moved to the village of Yattendon. He had already written some poetry, but after 1881 his literary career became a full-time occupation, and in 1913 he was awarded the position of poet laureate in England. Bridges published The Yattendon Hymnal (1899), a collection of one hundred hymns (forty-four written or translated by him with settings mainly from the Genevan psalter, arranged for unaccompanied singing. In addition to volumes… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gird on thy sword, O man, thy strength endue
Author: Robert Seymour Bridges
Language: English

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Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d83

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d84

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d58

Hymns for Worship #d57

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #341

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Songs of Praise #237

Songs of praise #498

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