How Vainly Strive Ungodly Foes

How vainly strive ungodly foes

Author: William H. Bathurst
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1 How vainly strive ungodly foes
Christ’s growing empire to restrain!
And with presumptuous scorn oppose
The Gospel’s everlasting reign!

2 The Lord on His eternal throne
Derides their impotent designs;
His word is sure—Thou art My Son
In whom My perfect image shines.

3 Earth’s utmost bounds shall own Thy sway,
And ransomed heathen bow the knee;
While overwhelming wrath shall slay
The foes that will not worship Thee.

4 Lord, let our trust in Him be placed
Who reigns and intercedes above;
That we with trembling joy may taste
The blessing of a Savior’s love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9539

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: How vainly strive ungodly foes
Title: How Vainly Strive Ungodly Foes
Author: William H. Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9539
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