8773. Our Banner Is The Eternal God

1 Our banner is th’eternal God,
Nor will we yield to fear;
Amidst ten thousand fierce assaults,
His mighty aid is near.

2 To Him the hands of faith we stretch,
And plead experienced grace;
To Him the voice of prayer we raise,
Nor will He hide His face.

3 No more, proud Amalek, thy boast,
God’s arm is feeble grown;
His sword shall lop off every hand
That dares insult His throne.

4 Awake, tremendous Judge, awake,
Our nation’s cause to plead;
Nor let Thine Israel’s foes, and Thine,
By wickedness succeed.

5 Our fainting hands, how soon they droop!
But Thou the weak canst raise;
And in the mount of prayer canst leave
An altar to Thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: Our banner is th’ eternal God
Title: Our Banner Is The Eternal God
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scripture. By the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D. D., by Job Orton (J. Eddowes & J. Cotton: 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Gounod
Arranger: Frederick Bridge (1897)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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