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Whence came the armies of the sky

Whence came the armies of the sky

Tune: MARTYRDOM (Wilson)
Published in 16 hymnals

Text Information

First Line: Whence came the armies of the sky
Refrain First Line: Help me, dear Savior, thee to own



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d307
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d145
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #229b
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1303
Palm Leaves of Sacred Melody #d42
Songs of Joy and Gladness #239Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d166
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d211
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #378
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #132bPage Scan
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #142aPage Scan
The Pilgrim's Harp #d285
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #352Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #995Page Scan
Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry. 2nd ed. #d279
Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry. 3rd ed. #d371
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