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Rejoice, Rejoice!

God's own armor, for our use is shining in His Word

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [God's own armor, for our use is shining in His Word]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God’s own armor, for our use is shining in His Word,
“Shield of Faith” with helmet gleaming, spirit’s giltt’ring sword;
With these weapons we will fight the battle’s of the Lord,—
Till our God, in heav’n, shall crown us.

Rejoice! rejoice! O let our voices ring!
Rejoice! rejoice! We’re going to see the King.
In that world of peace and joy where holy angels sing,
There God Himself will crown us.

2 Though the fierce, relentless foe on ev’ry hand we meet,
We will tread them ev’ry one as dust beneath our feet;
By the help of Christ we’ll win a victory complete;
And our God, in heav’n, will crown us. [Refrain]

3 Though the conflict may be long, the foe will strike in vain,
Soon upon the field of strife they’ll lie among the slain.
More than conquerors thro’ Christ we’ll rise with Him to reign,
Then our God, in heav’n, will crown us. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #90

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's own armor, for our use is shining in His Word
Title: Rejoice, Rejoice!
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! rejoice!
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Herald in Song #90

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Sunshine No. 2 #90

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