573. We Trust in You, Our Shield

1 We trust in you, our shield and our defender;
we do not fight alone against the foe:
strong in your strength, safe in your keeping tender,
we trust in you, and in your name we go.

2 We trust in you, O captain of salvation--
in your dear name, all other names above:
Jesus, our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our prince of glory and our king of love.

3 We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
and needing more each day your grace to know;
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
"We trust in you, and in your name we go."

4 We trust in you, our shield and our defender:
yours is the battle--yours shall be the praise!
When passing through the gates of dazzling splendor,
victors, we rest in you through endless days.

Text Information
First Line: We trust in you, our shield and our defender
Title: We Trust in You, Our Shield
Author: Edith G. Cherry, 19th C.
Meter: 11.10.11.10.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:11; Hebrews 2:10; Philippians 2:9; 1 Samuel 17:47; Psalm 144:2; Philippians 2
Topic: Jesus Christ: Deliverer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: STRENGTH AND STAY
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.
Key: D Major



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