The Diocese of South Carolina has entered a season of uncertainty and sacrifice. May it also be a season of leaning their whole weight upon Jesus, their Captain. This hymn is “Captain of Israel’s host, and guide ” by Charles Wesley.
2 Timothy 2:3 (ESV)
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 3:17 (Amplified Bible)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom).
1 Captain of Israel’s host and guide
of all who seek the land above,
beneath thy shadow we abide,
the cloud of thy protecting love;
our strength, thy grace; our rule, thy word;
our end, the glory of the Lord.
2 By thine unerring Spirit led,
we shall not in the desert stray;
we shall not full direction need,
nor miss our providential way;
as far from danger as from fear
while love, almighty love, is near.
3 We’ve no abiding city here,
but seek a city out of sight;
thither our steady course we steer,
aspiring to the plains of light:
Jerusalem the saints’ abode,
whose founder is the living God.