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Strong, Righteous Man of Galilee

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1 Strong, righteous Man of Galilee,
Robed with thy peace we follow thee:
In temple court, thy cleansing rod.
On Pharisees, the scorn of God.
Robed with thy peace we follow thee,
Strong, righteous Man of Galilee.

2 Firm, peaceful Man of Galilee,
Girt with thy strength we follow thee:
Not to revenge, but heal and pray,
To turn the cheek and tribute pay:
Girt with thy strength we follow thee,
Firm, peaceful Man of Galilee.

3 Calm, suff'ring Man of Galilee,
Clad in thy grace we follow thee:
Love at the well, share Martha’s loss,
Forgive the nails, and take the cross.
Clad in thy grace we follow thee,
Calm, suff'ring Man of Galilee.

4 God’s peaceful Man of Galilee,
Love’s triumph, we shall follow thee:
To crumble every bound'ry wall,
Build highways to the hearts of all.
Love’s triumph we shall follow thee,
God’s peaceful Man of Galilee.


Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #52

Author: Harry Webb Farrington

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Text Information

First Line: Strong, righteous Man of Galilee,
Title: Strong, Righteous Man of Galilee
Author: Harry Webb Farrington (1880-1931)
Language: English


MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6376
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Hymnal: A Worship Book #540
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