God, to thee we humbly bow

God, to thee we humbly bow

Author: G. H. Boker
Published in 1 hymnal

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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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