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We Rest on Thee

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1 We rest on thee, our Shield and our Defender!
We go not forth alone against the foe;
strong in thy strength, safe in thy keeping tender,
we rest on thee, and in thy name we go;
strong in thy strength, safe in thy keeping tender,
we rest on thee, and in thy name we go.

2 Yea, in thy name, O Captain of salvation!
In thy dear name, all other names above:
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love,
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love.

3 We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
and needing more each day thy grace to know:
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on thee, and in thy name we go”;
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on thee, and in thy name we go.”

4 We rest on thee, our Shield and our Defender!
Thine is the battle, thine shall be the praise;
when passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
victors, we rest with thee, through endless days;
when passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
victors, we rest with thee, through endless days.


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #422

Author: Edith G. Cherry

Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry United Kingdom 1872-1897. Born at Plymouth, Devon, she was disabled from the age of 16 months by poliomyelitis and walked with crutches. The death of her only sister, who died at age 4, when Edith was age 6, devastated her. She had a gift for poetry and wrote much before the age of 15. She had friends who helped her supporting Sunday school work and the YWCA. She was a gifted illustrator of cards and porcelain which she neatly embellished with flower or fern sprays and Bible texts. Of her verse, she said, they were given to me and all I had to do was write them down. Some of her poems ppeared in print in the periodical “The Christian”. She had two strokes in early life, and a 3rd, at age 25, took her… Go to person page >

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FINLANDIA

In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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STRENGTH AND STAY


[We rest on Thee our Shield]


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The Cyber Hymnal #7232
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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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50 Favorites #49

Complete Mission Praise #735

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #446

Hymns of the Christian Life #371

Sing Glory #510

The Christian Life Hymnal #444

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The Cyber Hymnal #7232

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The Worshiping Church #573

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Timeless Truths #245

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #449

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #422

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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