Thanksgiving for Victory

To thee, who reignest supreme above

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To thee, who reign'st supreme above,
And reign's 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 honors high,
And o'er their hosts prevail'd.

4 Their mounds, their camps, their lofty towers
Into our hands are given,
Not from desert or strength of ours,
But thro' the grace of heaven.

5 What tho' no columns lifted high
Stand deep inscrib'd with praise,
Yet sounding honors to the sky
Our grateful tongues shall raise.

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

7 Thus while we sleep in silent dust,
When threatening dangers come,
Their father's God shall be their trust,
Their refuge and their home.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DXXIX

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 >

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



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