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hymn sheet – We Boldly Declare
We boldly declare the Word of the LORD
For He is our strength, His scripture our sword
We stand on His promise, we speak to obey
Affirming the truth of His wonder-filled way.
The battle is fierce, the enemy strong
Take courage to fight, and lift up a song:
“Give praise to the LORD, for His mercy endures!”
The foe will retreat and the land will be ours.
So thanks be to God, who leads us with pow’r
We triumph in Him, His victory is ours
The kingdom of darkness before us must fall
It cannot prevail – Jesus rules over all.
text: Gary Hicks, based on 2 Chronicles 20:21-24
music: LYONS (O Worship the King) 10.10.11.11.
attributed to Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806),
in Wm. Gardiner’s “Sacred Melodies”, 1815