Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare

While Thine Avenging Arrows Lord

This hymn was used for Lauds on Fridays in Ordinary Time in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. While thine avenging arrows, Lord, Encompass us around, … Continue reading

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Oh God Of Our Salvation Lord

This hymn was used for Vespers on Thursdays in Ordinary Time in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh, God of our salvation, Lord, Of wondrous … Continue reading

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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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