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Hymn: O the arm of the Lord is my shield and my sword (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O the arm of the Lord is my shield and my sword

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 11s and 8s


Hymn Number: 267

Page Number: 263, click to see hymnal pages


O THE arm of the Lord is my shield and my sword.

And I fear not though foemen are nigh

Their hosts will he smite by the blow of his might,

And the vanquished before him shall fly.

Though Satan may rage and new forces engage

To conquer my soul in the fray;

The strongest shall fail, for the Lord will prevail,

And win for his chosen the day.

Though the waters of wo may my spirit o'erflow,

They shall never-no, never destroy:

I will lean on the arm that shall quell my alarm,

And turn all my mourning to joy.

Though I on the brink of despondency sink

At the sight of corruptions within.

From the depths of despair that arm shall upbear

My spirit, and free it from sin.

Each burden shall roll like a weight from my soul,

And strength shall her weakness renew-

With joy the bright road to a blissful abode

My feet shall unfettered pursue.