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Text:O God, Thy Soldiers' Great Reward
Author:Anonymous
Translator (from Latin):John M. Neale
Tune:BAVARIA
Arranger:William H. Havergal
Composer:Anonymous
Media:MIDI file

4926. O God, Thy Soldiers' Great Reward

1. O God, Thy soldiers’ great reward,
Their portion, crown, and faithful Lord,
From all transgressions set us free
Who sing Thy martyr’s victory.

2. By wisdom taught he learned to know
The vanity of all below,
The fleeting joys of earth disdained,
And everlasting glory gained.

3. Right manfully his cross he bore,
And ran his race of torments sore;
For Thee he poured his life away,
With Thee he lives in endless day.

4. We therefore pray Thee, Lord of love,
Regard us from Thy throne above;
On this Thy martyr’s triumph day
Wash every stain of sin away.

5. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: O God, Thy soldiers' great reward
Title: O God, Thy Soldiers' Great Reward
Latin Title: Deus tuorum militum
Author: Anonymous (probaby 6th century)
Translator (from Latin): John M. Neale
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: modified in Hymns Ancient and Modern; translation in The Hymnal Noted, 1852-54 (originally, "O God, Thy Soldiers' Crown and Guard")
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: DORKING, Clement Powell, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1904
Tune Information
Name: BAVARIA
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: William H. Havergal
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13455 67117 65665
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Media
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