There's a strife we all must wage

There's a strife we all must wage

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 11 hymnals

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There’s a strife we all must wage,
From life’s entrance to its close;
Blest the bold who dare engage!
Woe for him who seeks repose!

Honored they who firmly stand,
While the conflict presses round;
God’s own banner in their hand,
In his service faithful found.

What our foes? Each thought impure
Passions fierce, that tear the soul;
Every ill that we can cure;
Every crime we can control;

Every suffering which our hand
Can with soothing care assuage;
Every evil of our land;
Every error of our age.

On, then, to the glorious field!
He who dies his life shall save;
God himself shall be our shield,
He shall bless and crown the brave.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #319

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #319Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #319Page Scan
Heart and Voice #d269
Heart and Voice #d272
Hymns of the Spirit #582Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d314
Progressive Songster #d147
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #129Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #504Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #274Page Scan
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d170



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