Nursery Rhymes

We Rest on Thee our Shield

We Rest on Thee our Shield Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender! We go not forth alone against the foe" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "We Rest on Thee our Shield" hymn were written by its English author Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry. The author of the hymn, Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry, was born on February 9, 1872 and died on August 29, 1897. The sublime music that accompanies the "We Rest on Thee our Shield" song of praise was composed by Jean Sibelius The composer of the music to the "We Rest on Thee our Shield" hymn, Jean Sibelius, was born on 8 December 1865 and died on September 20, 1957. We have placed "We Rest on Thee our Shield" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the lovely lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

We Rest on Thee our Shield Hymn
Title: We Rest on Thee our Shield *** Name of Composer: Jean Sibelius *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "We Rest on Thee our Shield" lyrics, Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry (February 9, 1872-August 29, 1897), was born in Plymouth, England and achieved fame as a Hymn writer.

We Rest on Thee our Shield Lyrics

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender!
We go not forth alone against the foe;
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.

Yes, in Thy Name, O Captain of salvation!
In Thy dear Name, all other names above;
Jesus our Righteousness, our sure Foundation,
Our Prince of glory and our King of love.
Jesus our Righteousness, our sure Foundation,
Our Prince of glory and our King of love.

We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
And needing more each day Thy grace to know:
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
"We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go."
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
"We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go."

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender!
Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise;
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days.
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "We Rest on Thee our Shield", Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865-September 20, 1957), was born in Hameenlinna in the Grand Duchy of Finland and became famous as a composer, violinist and musician. Jean Sibelius is known as Finland's greatest composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: We Rest on Thee our Shield
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry (February 9, 1872 to August 29, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 to September 20, 1957)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender! We go not forth alone against the foe"
First Publication Date: 1895

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