Arm of the Lord, awake, awake (Shrubsole)
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake (Shrubsole). William Shrubsole (II)* (1759-1829).
According to JJ, William Shrubsole (II) was a Director and one of the Secretaries of the London Missionary Society, founded in 1795. In the same year this hymn appeared in Missionary Hymns (JJ, p. 1056). It was included in John Dobell*’s New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns (1810), with the title ‘Zion’s Increase prayed for…...Isaiah li. 9.’:
Arm of the Lord, awake! awake! Put on Thy strength, the nations shake! And let the world, adoring, see Triumphs of mercy wrought by Thee.
Say to the heathen from Thy throne,‘I am Jehovah, God alone!’Thy voice their idols shall confound,And cast their altars...
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