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Lord of the brave and strong

Lord of the brave and strong

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord of the brave and strong,
Armed for the ceaseless fight,
Fired with the love of right,
Filled with a hate of wrong,--
Thine is the might they wield,
Lord of the brave and strong.

Lord of the weak and faint,--
Faint yet pursuing still,
Bowing to Thy sweet will,
Bearing without complaint;
Thine is their power to bear,
Lord of the weak and faint.

Lord of the good and true,
Souls, that the rays entwine
Shot from the Orb divine,
Lives that their tasks pursue;
Thine is the life they live,
Lord of the good and true.

Lord of the souls that love,
Seeking the lives that roam,
Bringing the wanderers home,
Pointing to bliss above;
Thine is the love, O Christ,
Lord of the souls that love.

Lord of all souls that live!
Grant us Thy grace, we pray,
Humbly from day to day,
Ever our best to give;--
Thou wilt our souls befriend,
Lord of all souls that live.

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: Lord of the brave and strong
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English