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Lord God of Hosts, Whose Purpose, Never Swerving

Lord God of Hosts, whose purpose, never swerving

Author: Shepherd Knapp (1907)
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Lord God of Hosts, whose purpose, never swerving,
Leads toward the day of Jesus Christ, thy Son,
Grant us to march among thy faithful legions,
Armed with thy courage, till the world is won.

2 Strong Son of God, whose work was his that sent thee,
One with the Father, thought and deed and word,
One make us all, true comrades in thy service,
And make us one in thee with God, the Lord.

3 O Prince of Peace, thou bringer of good tidings,
Teach us to speak thy word of hope and cheer,
Rest for the soul, and strength for all man's striving,
Light for the path of life, and God brought near.

4 Lord God, whose grace has called us to thy service,
How good thy thoughts toward us, how great their sum!
We work with thee, we go where thou wilt lead us,
Until in all the earth thy kingdom come.

Source: The Hymnal #196

Author: Shepherd Knapp

Born: September 8, 1873, New York, New York. Died: January 11, 1946. Knapp attended Columbia College (graduated 1894) and Yale College (BD 1897). He served at the First Congregational Church in Southington, Connecticut (1897-1900); the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City (assistant pastor, 1901-03); and the Central Congregational Church, Worcester, Massachusetts (1908-36). His works include: History of the Brick Presbyterian Church, 1908 On the Edge of the Storm, 1921 Old Joe and Other Vesper Stories, 1922 The Liberated Bible: The Old Testament, 1941 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord God of Hosts, whose purpose, never swerving
Title: Lord God of Hosts, Whose Purpose, Never Swerving
Author: Shepherd Knapp (1907)
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #3706
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The New Century Hymnal #534
Include 39 pre-1979 instances
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