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The Glorious Sword
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Blessed are you, Israel!
Who is like you,
a people saved by the Lord?
He is your shield and helper
and your glorious sword.
Your enemies will cower before you,
and you will tread on their heights.”
Dear Father, I am very grateful that the Lord Jesus is the Glorious Sword Who saves me and all His people today just as You saved the ancient people of Israel. I bow before the Glorious Sword, the victorious and eternal conqueror, provider, protector, leader, ruler, master and lord. I sing the hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers,” by Sabine Baring-Gould, to celebrate the dominion of the Glorious Sword: (verse 1)”Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus, Going on before. Christ, the royal Master, Leads against the foe; Forward into battle, See, His banners go!” (verse 2)”Like a mighty army, Moves the Church of God. Brothers, we are treading, Where the saints have trod. We are not divided; All one body we: One in hope and doctrine, One in charity.” (verse 3)”Crowns and thrones may perish, Kingdoms rise and wane; But the Church of Jesus, Constant will remain. Gates of hell can never, ‘Gainst that Church prevail; We have Christ’s own promise, Which can never fail.” (verse 4)”Onward, then, ye people! Join our happy throng; Blend with ours your voices, In the triumph song. Glory, laud, and honor, Unto Christ, the King; This thro’ countless ages, Men and angels sing.” (chorus)”Onward, Christian soldiers! Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus, Going on before.” May I and all other followers of the Glorious Sword submit ourselves wholly to His rule, and may all our enemies cower before Him. I pray these things in His name. Amen.