Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory.@Psalm 98:1

Introduction

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Richard W. Adams
(1952–)

Words: Will­iam C. Dix, A Vi­sion of All Saints (Lon­don: John Hod­ges, 1871), pag­es 33–34. Ar­ranged by Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, Ap­ril 3, 2019 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: York­shire John Wain­right, 1750 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William C. Dix
(1837–1898)

Lyrics

To Christ the Monarch, be our praise today,
Unto the Lord who set His people free;
His tribes have passed on
Dry ground through the flood,
Their foes cast down to darkest depth of sea;
With His right hand,
And glorious holy arm
The King gains for Himself the victory.

The enemy said, I will overtake,
But horse and rider sank down like a stone
In surging tide, when
Parted watery walls
By God on high were all together thrown.
With His right hand,
And glorious mighty power
The King gains for Himself the victory.

The enemy said, I will cast them down
To lions’ den, into the sevenfold flame
;
But angels saved them
From the lions’ mouths,
And cooling wind into the furnace came.
With His right hand,
That rules o’er beast and fire,
The King gains for Himself the victory.

The enemy said, I will bind in chains
Th’imprisoned souls that lie in death’s domain
;
But Christ the Lord led
Them into the light,
And Hades’ prisoners were free again;
With His right hand,
And power o’er life and death,
The King gains for Himself the victory.

Glory, thanksgiving, praises to the King
May all His servants bring ’til heavens ring;
See, through the grave
And gate of death He passed,
From bonds of sin His precious own to free;
With His right hand,
And glorious holy arm
The King gains for Himself the victory.