Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1845

Comments

The Battle Prayer
Composed by Himmel

Boston. Published by Martin & Beals 184 Washington St.

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Abstract

Father! I bend to thee,
Life, it was thy gift,
Thou now can'st shield it,
From thee it came,
And to thee I yield it,
In life or death forsake not me.
Father I bend to thee.

Father! I trust in thee,
When mid'st the Battle's strife,
Death did surround me,
E'en at the cannon's mouth,
Death has not found me.
Father 'twas the will!
I trust in thee.


Father still guide thou me.
All I give back to thee!
When at thy call,
I my Life then shall yield,
When in the cold tomb,
my fate shall be seal'd,
Father my soul take unto thee!
Father forsake not me.

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