Jesus, my King, proclaims the war

Jesus, my King, proclaims the war

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus my king proclaims the war,
"Awake! the powers of hell are near!
"Arm with my grace!" I hear him cry,
'Tis yours to conquer, or to die."

2 Roused by the animating sound,
I cast my eager eyes around;
Make haste to gird my armor on,
And bid each trembling fear be gone.

3 Hope is my helmet, faith my shield,
The word of God, the sword I wield:
With sacred truth my loins are girt,
And holy zeal inspires my heart.

4 Thus armed, I venture on the sight,
Resolved to put my foes to flight;
While Jesus kindly deigns to spread
His conquering banner o'er my head.

5 In him I hope, in him I trust;
His bleeding cross is all my boast:
Through troops of foes he'll lead me on
To victory, and the victor's crown.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my King, proclaims the war
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English



Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d255

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #55

Hymns of Zion #d113

Select Hymns #d241

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #229

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d208

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d420

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #276

The Golden Harp: or, Camp-Meeting Hymns, Old and New, Set to Music #d68

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The Harp #628

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d152

Village Hymns #d276

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #231

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