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Arm These Thy Soldiers, Mighty Lord

Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord

Author: Christopher Wordsworth
Published in 66 hymnals

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1 Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord,
With shield of faith and Spirit's sword;
Forth to the battle may they go,
And boldly fight against the foe,
With banner of the Cross unfurl'd,
And by it overcome the world;
And so at last receive from Thee
The palm and crown of victory.

2 Come, ever-blessèd Spirit, come,
And make Thy servant's hearts Thy home;
May each a living temple be,
Hallow'd for ever, Lord, to Thee,
Enrich that temple's holy shrine
With seven-fold gifts of grace divine;
With wisdom, light, and knowledge bless,
Strength, counsel, fear, and godliness.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Christopher Wordsworth

Christopher Wordsworth--nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth--was born in 1807. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honours, in 1830; M.A. in 1833; D.D. in 1839. He was elected Fellow of his College in 1830, and public orator of the University in 1836; received Priest's Orders in 1835; head master of Harrow School in 1836; Canon of Westminster Abbey in 1844; Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48; Vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks, in 1850; Archdeacon of Westminster, in 1865; Bishop of Lincoln, in 1868. His writings are numerous, and some of them very valuable. Most of his works are in prose. His "Holy Year; or, Hymns for Sundays, Holidays, and other occ… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #228
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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #508

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Small Church Music #7415

The Baptist Hymnal #413

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The Cyber Hymnal #228

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