Lord, help us now to fight

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1 Lord, help us now to fight,
Our ev'ry fear disarm;
The Lord of hosts will arm the right,"
Make bare thy mighty arm.

O Lord, make bare thine arm,
Thy mighty arm;
Thy saints are weak, thine aid we seek,
Make bare thy mighty arm.

2 The foe is pressing nigh,
He would our souls alarm;
We will not fear if thou art by,
Make bare thy mighty arm. [Chorus]

3 We will this battle win,
With thee we're safe from harm;
To sweep the battlefield of sin,
Make bare thy mighty arm. [Chorus]

4 Help us our friends to gain,
Now held by Satan's charm
To save their souls and break his chain,
Make bare thy mighty arm. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #12

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, help us now to fight
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O Lord, make bare thine arm
Copyright: Public Domain



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