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The Sword Of The Lord And Of Gideon

The Lord said to Gideon: Go forward!

Author: J. W. Burgess
Tune: [The Lord said to Gideon: Go forward]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord said to Gideon: "Go forward!
For surely I’ll open the way;
Though countless the host that opposes,
Thou hast but to trust and obey."

Refrain:
The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon
Is just as effective today, hallelujah!
As it was when the great host of Midian
Was vanquished, and fled in dismay.

2 His sword never yet lost a battle;
His promises never can fail;
O Gideons, move steadily forward
No matter what foes may assail. [Refrain]

3 Be ready to throw down your pitcher;
Your lamp hold aloft in your hand;
And blow such a blast on your trumpet
’Twill echo all over the land. [Refrain]

4 Sound none but true notes on your trumpet
As over the road you shall roam;
Till Gabriel’s trump blows the signal
That calls the last Gideon home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7903

Author: J. W. Burgess

Born: January 1, 1851, Dansville, New York. Died: May 20, 1927, San Diego County, California. Buried: Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, California. A journalist and temperance crusader, Burgess edited God’s Blessings (Dansville, New York: A. M. Hall, 1890), and founded the Dansville Breeze. In 1889, he married Helen Frances Sutton in Hornellsville, New York. They later settled in San Diego, California. Sources: Findagrave, accessed 17 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord said to Gideon: Go forward!
Title: The Sword Of The Lord And Of Gideon
Author: J. W. Burgess
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7903
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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