Strike the Cymbal

Strike the cymbal, roll the tymbal [timbrel]

Author: Abner Kneeland
Tune: [Strike the cymbal, roll the tymbal]
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

Strike the cymbal, roll the tymbal,
Let the trump of triumph sound;
Powerful slinging! Headlong bringing
Proud Goliath to the ground.
From the river, rejection quiver,
Judah’s hero takes the stone.
Spread your banners! Shout hosannas!
Battle is the Lord’s alone.

See advances, with songs and dances,
All the band of Israel’s daughters;
Catch the sound, ye hills and waters,
Spread your banners! Shout hosannas!
Battle is the Lord’s alone.

God of thunder, Rend assunder,
All the power Philistia boasts!
What are nations? What their stations?
Israel’s God is Lord of hosts.

What are haughty monarchs now?
Lo! before Jehovah bow!
Pride of princes, strength of kings,
To the dust Jehovah brings.
Praise him! praise him, exulting nations, praise,
Praise him! praise him, exulting nations, praise.
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna.

Source: Sabbath School Bell No. 2: a superior collection of choice tunes, newly arranged and composed, and a large number of excellent hymns written expressly for this work, which are well adapted for... #113

Author: Abner Kneeland

Kneeland, Abner, born in 1774, was noted for his religious changes, most of which may be traced through his hymns. He contributed 147 pieces to the American Universalist's Hymns composed by different Authors, 1808; and also edited The Philadelphia Hymn Book, 1819, and Hymns for the Use of those who are Slaves to no Sect, in 1834. In 1836 he underwent a trial at Boston for blasphemy. He died in 1844. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (190… Go to person page >



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