1 We sing the glorious conquest
before Damascus gate,
when Saul, the church's spoiler,
came breathing threats and hate;
the rav'ning wolf rushed forward
full early to the prey;
but lo! the Shepherd met him,
and bound him fast today.
2 O glory most excelling
that smote across his path!
O light that pierced and blinded
the zealot in his wrath!
O voice that spake unto him
the calm, reproving word!
O love that sought and held him
the bondman of his Lord!
3 O Wisdom ord'ring all things
in order strong and sweet,
what nobler spoil was ever
cast at the victor's feet?
What wiser master-builder
e'er wrought at your employ
than he, till now so furious
your building to destroy?
4 Lord, teach your church the lesson,
still in her darkest hour
of weakness and of danger,
to trust your hidden pow'r:
your grace by ways mysterious
the wrath of man can bind,
and in your boldest foeman
your chosen saint can find.
John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884).
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MUNICH has a colorful history. Traces of it run as far back as 1593 in the Dresden, Germany, Gesangbuch in conjunction with the text 'Wir Christenleut." A version from a Meiningen Gesangbuch (1693) is still used in Lutheranism for "O Gott, du frommer Gott." Felix Mendelssohn's adaptation of that tun…
Display Title: We sing the glorious conquestFirst Line: We sing the glorious conquestTune Title: ELLACOMBEAuthor: John Ellerton, 1826-1893Meter: 76 76 DScripture: John 10:11-12; Acts 9:1-20; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Galatians 1:23-24Date: 2000Subject: Saints | St. Paul
Display Title: We sing the glorious conquestFirst Line: We sing the glorious conquestTune Title: MUNICHAuthor: John Ellerton, 1825-1893Meter: 76. 76. DDate: 1985Subject: Holy Days and Various Occasions | Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25)
Display Title: We sing the glorious conquestFirst Line: We sing the glorious conquestTune Title: KING'S LYNNAuthor: John Ellerton, 1826-93Meter: 76 76 DDate: 1986Subject: The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper; The Conversion of St Paul | January 25th
Display Title: We Sing the Glorious ConquestFirst Line: We sing the glorious conquestTune Title: WOODBIRDAuthor: John EllertonMeter: 18.104.22.168.D.Scripture: Acts 9:1-7Date: 1990Subject: Faith | In Christ; God | Love and Grace of; Grace | Sovereign ; Holy Spirit | Efficacious Grace of; The Way of Salvation | Calling