255. We sing the glorious conquest

1. We sing the glorious conquest
before Damascus' gate,
when Saul, the church's spoiler
came breathing fear and hate.
God's light shone down from heaven
and broke cross the path.
His presence pierced and blinded
the zealot in his wrath.

2. O voice that spake within him;
O strong, reproving Word;
O Love that sought and held him
a prisoner of his Lord;
help us to know your kingship
that we, in every hour,
in all that may confront us,
will trust your hidden power.

3. Your grace, by ways mysterious,
our sinful wrath can bind,
and in those least expected
true servants you can find.
In us you seek disciples
to share your cross and crown
and give you final service
in glory at your throne.

Text Information
First Line: We sing the glorious conquest
Author: John Ellerton, 1825-1893 (alt.)
Meter: 76. 76. D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Holy Days and Various Occasions: Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25)
Tune Information
Adapter and Harmonizer: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
Meter: 76. 76. D
Key: D Major
Source: Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693 (melody)

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