We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender. Edith Gilling Cherry* (1872-1897). This remarkable hymn was published in The Master’s Touch: and other Poems (n.d., but probably not long after Edith’s death), edited by Edith Cherry's mother, Matilda S. Cherry. It was entitled ‘We rest on Thee’, with a reference to 2 Chronicles 14: 11: And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. It had four 4-line stanzas in the metre of 11.10.11.10. It applied the verse from Chronicles quite closely to the individual...

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