O God, the Strength of Those Who War ~ Hymn

O God, the Strength of Those Who War

O God, the strength of those who war,
The hope of those who wait,
Be with our sons gone forth to fight,
And those who keep the gate.

Give to our hosts in battle’s hour
Firm hearts and courage high,
Thy comfort give to those who fall,
Thy peace to those who die.

Breathe on our land the spirit calm
Which faith in right bestows,
And in the hours of dark suspense
A faith which stronger grows.

In Thee alone we place our hope,
Thou Keeper of the just,
And Thou, through fight and fire and fears
Wilt justify our trust.

Thy ways are wonderful, O God,
Who makest wars to cease:
O let this be the final war
That ushers in Thy peace.

Words: William B. Carpenter (1841-1918).

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

5 thoughts on “O God, the Strength of Those Who War ~ Hymn

  1. I prayed along with this for your son in law and daughter and those he serves with, and with those who also wait at home. May the blessing and peace of God fall fresh on them today.

  2. This is a new hymn to me. Its beautiful! I especially appreciate the prayer of the third verse:

    Breathe on our land the spirit calm
    Which faith in right bestows,
    And in the hours of dark suspense
    A faith which stronger grows.

    Thanks, Ellen!

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