Scripture Verse

The shout of a king is among them. Numbers 23:21


James Turle (1802–1882)

Words: Fred­er­ick W. New­man, 1890. New­man wrote the words as a pro­cess­ion­al for St. George’s Day at his church, St. George’s in Tru­ro, Corn­wall.

Music: St. Pe­ter’s, West­min­ster James Turle, Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic Wor­ship 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of New­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesu, Lord of our sal­va­tion,
For Thy war­ri­or, bold and true,
Now ac­cept our thank­ful prais­es,
And our strength do Thou re­new,
That, like George, with cour­age daunt­less
We may all our foes sub­due.

Blazoned on our coun­try’s ban­ner,
England bears the true knight’s sign:
Lord, our fa­ther­land em­pow­er
That, en­dued with strength di­vine,
She may ev­er­more with cour­age
Bear the stand­ard that is Thine.

Fill her youth with man­ly spi­rit,
Patient, self re­strained, and pure,
Of Thy cause the rea­dy cham­pi­ons,
Never flinch­ing to en­dure
Hardness for the name of Je­sus;
So their tri­umph shall be sure.

Teach her man­hood to con­fess Thee
As the mas­ter, Lord, and king;
All their pow­ers con­se­crat­ed
To Thy ser­vice may men bring,
And of loy­al speech and act­ion
Make to Thee an of­fer­ing.

Jesus, Lord, Thou migh­ty vic­tor,
Thy all glo­ri­ous name we praise;
Thou art with us, God Al­migh­ty;
’Midst our ranks Thy shout we raise;
Where Thy king­ly war cry sound­eth,
Lead us on through all our days.