God, to thee we humbly bow

God, to thee we humbly bow

Author: G. H. Boker
Tune: [Now give thanks ye old and young]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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 >

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


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