If in the cause of right I must

If in the cause of right I must

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

I
If in the cause of right I must,
Do battle with the sword,
Then, let me follow Him I trust,
My chosen King and Lord.

II
As Captain in the mortal fight,
He knows the foe I fear;
His presence fires my soul with might,
And fills my heart with cheer.

III
If I should see Him ever near,
When blows unceasing fall,
I shall no flaunting banner fear,
Nor loudest battle call.

IV
And in the thickest of the strife,
No polished shaft I’ll dread,
For He preserves my soul in life,
In battle shields my head.

V
No power shall in the fight prevail,
No subtle gin ensnare,
Though all the hosts of hell assail,
And guile the fraud prepare.

VI
Lord, gird me with Thy armour bright,
And lead me forth to win,
For I would battle for the right
Against the might of sin.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If in the cause of right I must
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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