91. Captains of the saintly band

1 Captains of the saintly band,
lights who lighten ev'ry land,
princes who with Jesus dwell,
judges of his Israel.

2 On the nations sunk in night
ye have shed the Gospel light;
sin and error flee away;
truth reveals the promised day.

3 Not by warrior’s spear and sword,
not by art of human word,
preaching but the Cross of shame,
rebel hearts for Christ ye tame.

4 Earth, that long in sin and pain
groaned in Satan’s deadly chain,
now to serve its God is free
in the law of liberty.

5 Distant lands with one acclaim
tell the honour of your name,
who, wherever man has trod,
teach the mysteries of God.

6 Glory to the Three in One
while eternal ages run,
who from deepest shades of night
called us to his glorious light.

Text Information
First Line: Captains of the saintly band
Title: Captains of the saintly band
Original Language: Latin
Author: J. B. de Santeuil, 1630-1697
Translator: Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: All Saints; Evening; The Body of Christ (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove, 1731-1810
Meter: 77 77
Key: G Major

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