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.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #483
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #237||We sing the glorious conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||ELLACOMBE||John Ellerton, 1826-1893||76 76 D||1 Corinthians 3:10; Acts 9:1-20; Galatians 1:23-24; John 10:11-12||2000||Saints | St. Paul|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #255||We sing the glorious conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||MUNICH||John Ellerton, 1825-1893||76. 76. D||1985||Holy Days and Various Occasions | Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25)|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #313||We sing the glorious conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||76 76 D||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7242||We Sing the Glorious Conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||MUNICH||John Ellerton||76.76 D|
|The New English Hymnal #155||We sing the glorious conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||KING'S LYNN||John Ellerton, 1826-93||76 76 D||1986||The Conversion of St Paul | January 25th; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #483||We Sing the Glorious Conquest||We sing the glorious conquest||WOODBIRD||John Ellerton||126.96.36.199.D.||Acts 9:1-7||1990||The Way of Salvation | Calling; Faith | In Christ; God | Love and Grace of; Grace | Sovereign ; Holy Spirit | Efficacious Grace of|