Thanksgiving for Victory

To thee, who reignest supreme above

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To thee, who reign'st supreme above,
And reign'st supreme below,
Thou God of wisdom, power, and love
We our successes owe.

2 The thundering horse, the martial band
Without thine aid were vain;
And victory flies at thy command,
To crown the bright campaign.

3 Thy mighty arm, unseen, was nigh,
When we our foes assail'd;
'Tis thou hast rais'd our honours high,
And o'er their hosts prevail'd.

4 To our young race will we proclaim,
The mercies GOD has shown;
That they may learn to bless thy name
And choose him for their own.

5 Thus, while we sleep in silent dust,
When threat'ning dangers come,
Their Father's GOD shall be their trust,
Their Refuge and their home.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXIII

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To thee, who reignest supreme above
Title: Thanksgiving for Victory
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXIII

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XVII

Hymns Selected #d218

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d217

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #378

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d573

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #708

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1247

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d238

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