Scripture Verse

When Moses held up his hand…Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. Exodus 17:11


Philip Doddridge

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 6: Is­ra­el and Am­a­lek.

Music: Ol­ney (Gou­nod) Charles F. Gou­nod (1818–1893). Ar­ranged by J. Fred­er­ick Bridge, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles F. Gounod


Our banner is th’eter­nal God,
Nor will we yield to fear;
Amidst ten thousand fierce assaults,
His mighty aid is near.

To Him the hands of faith we stretch,
And plead experienced grace;
To Him the voice of prayer we raise,
Nor will He hide His face.

No more, proud Amalek, thy boast,
God’s arm is feeble grown;
His sword shall lop off every hand
That dares insult His throne.

Awake, tremendous Judge, awake,
Our nation’s cause to plead;
Nor let Thine Israel’s foes, and Thine,
By wickedness succeed.

Our fainting hands, how soon they droop!
But Thou the weak canst raise;
And in the mount of prayer canst leave
An altar to Thy praise.