We sing the glorious conquestAuthor: John Ellerton (1871)
Tune: MUNICH (Mendelssohn)
Published in 22 hymnals
1 We sing the glorious conquest
Before Damascus gate,
When Saul, the Church's spoiler,
Came breathing threats and hate;
The ravening wolf rushed forward
Full early for the prey;
But lo! the Shepherd met him,
And bound him fast to-day.
2 Oh, glory most excelling
That smote across his path!
Oh, light that pierced and blinded
The zealot in his wrath!
Oh, voice that spake within him
The calm, reproving word!
Oh, love that sought and held him
The bondman of his Lord!
3 O Wisdom ordering all things
In order strong and sweet,
What nobler spoil was ever
Cast at the Victor's feet?
What wiser master-builder
E'er wrought at Thine employ
Than he, till now so furious
Thy building to destroy?
4 Lord, teach Thy Church the lesson,
Still in her darkest hour
Of weakness and of danger,
To trust Thy hidden power:
Thy grace by ways mysterious
The wrath of man can bind,
And in Thy boldest foeman
Thy chosen saint can find.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #255||We sing the glorious conquest||John Ellerton, 1825-1893||Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847||22.214.171.124 D||MUNICH||D Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #313||We sing the glorious conquest||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52||1983|
|Trinity Hymnal #483||We sing the glorious conquest||We Sing the Glorious Conquest||John Ellerton||184.108.40.206 D||Acts 9:1-7||WOODBIRD||G Major||English||1990|