Give Us the Battle

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1 Give us the battle, Lord Jehovah,
Strongly the foes beset us 'round;
Strengthen our hearts for the conflict,
Let thy sustaining grace abound.

Give us the battle, Lord Jehovah,
Lead us to victory in thy name;
Give us the battle, Lord Jehovah,
Wilt thou thy might and thy pow'r proclaim?

2 Give us the battle, lead us onward,
Help us to triumph over sin;
Self, thro' thy love, may we conquer,
Keep thou our frail hearts pure within. [Chorus]

3 Give us the battle, we are ready
Onward to move at thy command;
On thy sure promises relying,
Firmly for thee, dear Lord, we stand. [Chorus]

4 Give us the battle, Lord Jehovah,
Strengthen thy legions for the fight;
Strong are the foes that beset us,
Give us thy grace and holy night. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #18

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

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First Line: Give us the battle, Lord Jehovah
Title: Give Us the Battle
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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