Scripture Verse

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Daniel W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Cin­cin­n­ati, Ohio; and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 92, alt.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Be ye strong in the Lord
And the power of His might,
Firmly standing for the truth of His word;
He shall lead you safely through
In the thickest of the fight,
You shall conquer in the name of the Lord.

Refrain

Firmly stand for the right,
On to victory at the King’s command;
For the honor of the Lord,
And the triumph of His word,
In the strength of the Lord firmly stand.

Be ye strong in the Lord
And the power of His might,
Never turning from the face of the foe;
He will surely by you stand,
As you battle for the right,
In the power of His might onward go.

Refrain

Be ye strong in the Lord
And the power of His might,
For His promises shall never, never fail;
And thy right hand He will hold,
As you battle for the right—
Trusting Him thou shalt for evermore prevail.

Refrain