Scripture Verse

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


Alfred Scott-Gatty

Words: Shep­ard Knapp, Jr., 1907.

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

Shepard Knapp, Jr.


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.