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Lord of the strong, when earth you trod

Lord of the strong, when earth you trod

Author: Donald Hankey
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord of the strong, when earth you trod,
You calmly faced the angry sea,
The fierce unmasked hypocrisy,
The traitor's kiss, the rabble's hiss,
The awful death upon the tree,

All glory be to God.

2 Lord of the weak, when earth you trod,
Oppressors writhed beneath your scorn;
The weak, despised, depraved, forlorn,
You taught to hope and know the scope
Of love divine for all who mourn: [Refrain]

3 Lord of the rich, when earth you trod,
To Mammon's power you never bowed,
But taught how men with wealth endowed
In meekness' school might learn to rule
The demon that enslaves the proud: [Refrain]

4 Lord of the poor, when earth you trod,
The lot you chose was hard and poor;
You taught us hardness to endure,
And so to gain through hurt and pain
The wealth that lasts forevermore: [Refrain]

5 Lord of us all, when earth you trod,
The life you led was perfect, free,
Defiant of all tyranny:
Now give us grace that we may face
Our foes with like temerity, [Refrain]


Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #466

Author: Donald Hankey

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Text Information

First Line: Lord of the strong, when earth you trod
Author: Donald Hankey



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

American Student Hymnal #d180

At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d143

Christian Worship and Praise #d234

Songs for Worship #d96

Songs of praise #568

Songs of Praise for America #d57

The Book of Common Praise #658a

The Book of Common Praise #658b

The New Hymnal of Praise #d199

The Student Hymnary #d199


The Worshipbook #466

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