Words: Benjamin Wallin, Evangelical Hymns and Songs 1750. The words also appeared, considerably modified, in the Gospel Magazine, June 1776, and subsequently passed into other collections.
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Hail, mighty Jesus! how divine
Is Thy victorious sword!
The stoutest rebel must resign
At Thy commanding word.
How deep the wounds these arrows give!
They pierce the hardest heart.
The smiles of grace the slain revive,
And joy succeeds the smart.
Still gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh;
Ride with majestic sway;
Go forth, great Prince, triumphantly,
And make Thy foes obey.
And when Thy victories are complete—
When all the chosen race
Shall round the throne of glory meet
To sing Thy conquering grace—
O may my humble soul be found
Among that glorious throng;
And I with them Thy praise will sound
In Heaven’s immortal song.