Scripture Verse

The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Ephesians 6:17

Introduction

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Leander W. Munhall
(1843–1934)

Words: Le­an­der W. Mun­hall, in Re­demp­tion Songs, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & John J. Lowe (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Mun­hall, would you ?

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Eternal life is in God’s Word
For dead and dying men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mortal ken.

Refrain

O blessèd Word, O gracious Word,
We’ll love thee more and more;
Be thou our life, our strength, our sword,
’Till earthly strife is o’er.

God’s strength is in His holy Word;
We need it every day;
In all our conflicts this the sword
Our spirit foes to slay.

Refrain

By this same Word we know our task,
And how it should be done;
How now to live, and how at last
Our crown is to be won.

Refrain