8494. To Jesus Our Captain

1 To Jesus our captain, to Jesus our King
To Jesus in glory, our praises we bring;
Our captain has conquered, come see in His train
The foes He has captured, the sins He has slain.

2 We too are His soldiers, we arm for the fight,
And wide waves our banner, our armor is bright;
We’ve breastplate and helmet, and broadsword and shield,
Our sins are the foemen, our lives are the field.

3 Our king sits triumphant, and close at His feet
Are thousands of children from alley and street;
From palace and cottage, from mountain and plain,
From earth passed to Heaven, they stand in His train.

4 The King in His glory, they see and adore,
The King in His beauty, His greatness and power;
The King in His mercy, compassion and love,
We see, and press forward to meet Him above.

5 Then let us adore Him and bow at His feet,
And give Him the glory and praise that is meet;
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise
To swell the full chorus that gladdens the skies.

Text Information
First Line: To Jesus our captain, to Jesus our King
Title: To Jesus Our Captain
Author: Nathaniel Barnaby, 1829-1915
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: J. M. Haydn (adapt.)
Adapter: Richard Adams
Incipit: 51123 31443 25411
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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