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11642. The Battle Song Of The Church

1 Fear not the foe, thou flock of God,
Fear not the sword, the spear, the rod,
Fear not the foe!
He fights in vain who fights with thee;
Soon shalt thou see his armies flee,
Himself laid low.

2 Come, cheer thee to the toil and fight;
’Tis God, thy God, defends the right;
He leads thee on.
His sword shall scatter every foe,
His shield shall ward off every blow;
The crown is won.

3 His is the battle, His the power,
His is the triumph in that hour;
In Him be strong.
So round thy brow the wreath shall twine,
So shall the victory be thine,
And thine the song.

4 Not long the sigh, the toil, the sweat,
Not long the fight-day’s wasting heat;
The shadows come.
Slack not thy weapon in the fight;
Courage! for God defends the right;
Strike home! Strike home!

Text Information
First Line: Fear not the foe, thou flock of God
Title: The Battle Song Of The Church
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: 884.884
Language: English
Source: Hymns of Faith and Hope 2nd series (London, James Nisbet, 1861)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: TAYLOR
Composer: Robert Lowry (1884)
Meter: 884.884
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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