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What is the first English use of the phrase "Your chariot awaits?"

Question #135816. Asked by BarbaraMcI.
Last updated Jul 06 2021.
Originally posted May 15 2014 6:01 AM.

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The earliest TV/Movie quote was "Bewitched" The Corn Is as High as a Guernsey's Eye (1967)26 January 1967 (Season 3, Episode 20).

00:19:24 -Your chariot awaits. -How nice. Five, please.

I find it hard to believe that is the first published use of the phrase.

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jul 06 2021.
May 16 2014, 1:40 AM
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I finally found this:

From a sermon delivered by C. H. SPURGEON, some time in the mid 19th century:

"There is a fine old Welsh hymn which I wish I could turn into English without spoiling it-it runs somewhat to this effect-"O Jesus, come forth! Leave the ivory palaces! Your chariot waits for You, Come forth, come forth! Hell trembles before You, all Heaven adores You, earth owns Your sway, men's hearts cannot resist You. Come forth, come forth! Bars of brass You break, gates of iron give way before You; come forth, come forth, O Jesus for Your chariot awaits You now!"

link http://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/sermons58.x.html

May 23 2014, 12:22 AM
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