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Amid the Ceaseless StrifeRev. S. Childs Clarke (1821-1903)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
953Deum videbuntSir John Stainer (1840-1901)Short Meter (6.6.8.6.)

1Amid the ceaseless strife,
’Twixt evil and the good,
The Saints, sustained by strength Divine,
Have aye their foes withstood.
2Despite the Pagan’s frown,
Or vengeful tyrant’s sword,
Or persecution’s terrors dire,–
Still steadfast in Thee, Lord.
3By Thee they right the wrong,
By Thee the weak defend;
Each haughty foeman quelled by Thee
Before Thy saints must bend.
4St. George, “The Martyr Great,”
The Church today recalls,
Who “good confession witnessèd”
’Neath Nicomedia’s walls.
5Erst in the holy wars,
In distant days of yore,
His blood-red blazon on their breasts
The British warriors bore.
6The conflict rages still,
The Cross is raised on high,
And soldiers of the Crucified
Shall gain the victory.
7“Be followers of me,”
Christ’s warrior seems to say;
“E’en as ’twas mine to follow Him,
Choose ye His side today.”
8O Triune Deity,
Make us Thy servants bold;
“Vice to rebuke and truth confess,”
Like suffering saints of old. Amen.
Isaiah51:9Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

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