Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

God, to thee we humbly bow

God, to thee we humbly bow

Author: G. H. Boker
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 God, to thee we humbly bow,
Hand unarmed and naked brow;
Musket, lance, and sheathed sword
At thy feet we lay, O Lord!
Gone is all the soldier's boast
In the valor of the host:
Kneeling here, we do our most.

2 Of ourselves we nothing know:
Thou and thou alone canst show,
By the favor of thy hand,
Who hast drawn the guilty brand.
If our foemen have the right,
Show thy judgments in our sight,
Through the fortunes of the fight.

3 Now, O God, once more we rise,
Marching on beneath thy eyes;
And we draw the sacred sword
In thy name and at thy word.
May our spirits clearly see
Thee through all that is to be,
In defeat or victory.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #765

Author: G. H. Boker

George Henry Boker (October 6, 1823 – January 2, 1890) was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat. See more in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God, to thee we humbly bow
Author: G. H. Boker


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #765

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us