Scripture Verse

He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Introduction

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Alfred Scott-Gatty
1847–1918

Words: Shep­ard Knapp, Jr., 1907.

Music: Wel­wyn Al­fred Scott-Gat­ty, in Arun­del Hymns (Lon­don: Boo­sey, cir­ca 1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Shepard Knapp, Jr.
1873–1946

Lyrics

Lord God of Hosts,
Whose pur­pose, ne­ver swerv­ing,
Leads to­ward the day of Je­sus Christ Thy Son,
Grant us to march
Among Thy faith­ful le­gions,
Armed with Thy cour­age, till the world is won.

Strong Son of God,
Whose work was His that sent Thee,
One with the Fa­ther,
Thought and deed and word,
One make us all,
True com­rades in Thy ser­vice,
And make us one in
Thee with God the Lord.

O Prince of Peace,
Thou bring­er of good tid­ings,
Teach us to speak
Thy word of hope and cheer,
Rest for the soul,
And strength for all man’s striv­ing,
Light for the path of life,
And God brought near.

Lord God, whose grace
Has called us to Thy ser­vice,
How good Thy thoughts to­ward us,
How great their sum!
We work with Thee,
We go where Thou wilt lead us,
Until in all the earth
Thy king­dom come.