Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare

Jesus And His Child

This text comes from William Chatterton Dix’s 1871 collection of hymns and poems entitled “A Vision of All Saints” under the title given above. Striving, struggling, falling, Battling with the foe; This, the life-long trial In the march below: But … Continue reading

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Oh More Than Merciful! Whose Bounty Gave

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was originally written for use on the Third Sunday in Lent. Oh more than merciful! … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord, How Long We Ask

I was distressed to discover that this wonderful hymn of William Chatterton Dix’s has not made it into a hymnal since 1896: How long, O Lord, how long, we ask, Before our spirits shall be free, Before we reach the … Continue reading

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Come Unto Me Ye Weary

“Come unto Me, ye weary, And I will give you rest.” O blessèd voice of Jesus, Which comes to hearts opprest! It tells of benediction, Of pardon, grace and peace, Of joy that hath no ending, Of love which cannot … Continue reading

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Out Of The Depths I Call

Out of the depths I call, to God I send my cry; Lord, hear my supplicating voice and graciously reply. My soul with patience waits for Thee, the living Lord, My hopes are on Thy promise built, Thy never-failing Word. … Continue reading

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with … Continue reading

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Singing Songs Of Expectation

Through the night of doubt and sorrow Onward goes the pilgrim band, Singing songs of expectation, Marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness Gleams and burns the guiding light: Brother clasps the hand of brother, Stepping … Continue reading

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