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Lo the day of God is breaking see the gleaming

Lo the day of God is breaking see the gleaming

Author: William F. Sherwin
Tune: [Lo! the day of God is breaking]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Lo! the day of God is breaking;
See the gleaming from afar!
Sons of earth from slumber waking,
Hail the bright and morning star.

Refrain
Hear the call! O gird your armor on,
Grasp the Spirit’s mighty sword:
Take the helmet of salvation,
Pressing on to battle for the Lord!

2. Trust in Him who is your captain;
Let no heart in terror quail;
Jesus leads the gath’ring legions,
In His name we shall prevail. [Refrain]

3. Onward marching, firm and steady,
Faint not, fear not Satan’s frown,
For the Lord is with you always,
Till you wear the victor’s crown. [Refrain]

4. Conquering hosts with banners waving,
Sweeping on o’er hill and plain,
Ne’er shall halt till swells the anthem,
Christ o’er all the world doth reign! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2231

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo the day of God is breaking see the gleaming
Author: William F. Sherwin
Refrain First Line: Hear the call O gird your armor on

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The Cyber Hymnal #2231
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