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ACTS iv. 29.

I.
1 CAPTAIN of my Salvation, hear!
2 Stir up thy Strength and bow the Skies
3 Be Thou the GOD of Battles near;
4 In all thy Majesty arise!
II.
5 The Day, the dreadful Day's at hand!
6 In Battle cover Thou my Head:
7 Past is thy Word: I here demand,
8 And confident expect thine Aid.
III.
9 Now arm me for the threatning Fight
10 Now let thy Power descend from high,
11 Triumphant in thy Spirit's Might
12 So shall I every Foe defy.
IV.
13 I ask thy Help; by Thee sent forth
14 Thy glorious Gospel to proclaim,
15 Be Thou my Mouth, and shake the Earth,
16 And spread by Me thy awful Name.
V.
17 Steel me to Shame, Reproach, Disgrace,
18 Arm me with all thy Armour now,
19 Set like a Flint my steady Face,
20 Harden to Adamant my Brow.
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VI.
21 Bold may I wax, exceeding bold
22 My high Commission to perform,
23 Nor shrink thy harshest Truths t' unfold,
24 But more than meet the gathering Storm.
VII.
25 Adverse to Earth's rebellious Throng,
26 Still may I turn my fearless Face,
27 Stand as an Iron Pillar strong,
28 And stedfast as a Wall of Brass.
VIII.
29 Give me thy Might, Thou GOD of Power;
30 Then let or Men or Fiends assail!
31 Strong in thy Strength, I'll stand a Tower
32 Impregnable to Earth or Hell.

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Title (in Source Edition): ACTS iv. 29.
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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 202-203. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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