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Now, host with host assembling

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Now, host with host assembling,
The victory we win;
Lo! on his throne sits trembling
That old and giant Sin;
Like chaff by strong winds scattered,
His banded strength has gone,
His charmed cup lies shattered,
And still the cry is—“On.”

Our fathers’ God, our keeper!
Be Thou our strength divine!
Thou sendest forth the reaper,
The harvest all is Thine.
Roll on, roll on this gladness,
Till, driven from every shore,
The drunkard’s sin and madness
Shall smite the earth no more!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #576

Author: E. H. Chapin

Chapin, Edwin Hubbell, D.D., was the most distinguished man of the Universalists in later years. In his early days he was eminent as a lecturer; and as a preacher until his death. He was born in Union village, Washington, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1814, and educated at Bennington, Vermont. He was successively pastor at Richmond, Virginia, 1837; Charleston, Mass.; Boston, 1846; and from 1848, of the Church of the Divine Paternity, New York city. He died Dec. 26, 1880. He published several works, and edited, with J. G. Adams, Hymns for Christian Devotion, Boston, 1846. This is perhaps the most prominent Universalist Collection in the States. To it Dr. Chapin contributed the following hymns:— 1. Amid surrounding gloom and waste. During a Storm. 2.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now, host with host assembling
Author: E. H. Chapin
Copyright: Public Domain



George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #576

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #576

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A Book of Song and Service #139

Heart and Voice #d163

Heart and Voice #d165

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Heart and Voice #5

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #801

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #717

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #472

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #472

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d182

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Plymouth Collection #a1002

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1002

Prohibition Bugle Call #d24

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d527

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1002

The Carol #d126

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1266

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The Gospel Psalmist #823

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d319

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