O Israel, to thy tents repair

O Israel, to thy tents repair

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 O Israel, to thy tents repair:
Why thus secure on hostile ground?
Thy King commands thee to beware,
For many foes thy camp surround.

2 The trumpet gives a martial strain:
O Israel, gird thee for the fight!
Arise, the combat to maintain,
And put thine enemies to flight.

3 Thou shouldst not sleep, as others do;
Awake, be vigilant, be brave!
The coward and the sluggard too,
Must wear the fetters of the slave.

4 A nobler lot is cast for thee;
A kingdom waits thee in the skies:
With such a hope, shall Israel flee,
Or yield, through weariness, the prize?

5 No! let a careless world repose
And slumber on through life's short day,
While Israel to the conflict goes,
And bears the glorious prize away!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #653

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Kelly

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O Israel, to thy tents repair. T. Kelly. [Advent.] Given in the 2nd ed. of his Hymns, &c, 1806, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 52, it is in great part re¬written by Dr. Kennedy.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d58
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #304Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #304Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #304Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #304Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #304Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #304Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #92Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d783
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #556Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d510
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #462Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #462Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #481Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #481Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d314
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d113
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #735Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #735Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #758Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #25Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d186
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d749
Missionary Hymns #28Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1116Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #956Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d244
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d264
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d259
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #850Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #610Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #610Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #A92Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H424Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d648
The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d61
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #653TextPage Scan



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