O army of the living God, why sink

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1 O army of the living God,
Why sink your souls desponding down?
Why tremble at the oppressor's rod?
Why cower beneath the spoiler's frown?

2 O soldiers in the war-worn host,
Go forth in courage and in faith:
In Christ, your Captain, ye may boast;
He rules the world and conquers death.

3 Go forth and mingle in the strife
Which God commands, which Christ approves;
Go struggle for eternal life,
And all the joys the Christian loves.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #595

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First Line: O army of the living God, why sink
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The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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