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668. Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You

1 Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you,
O Christians, lest the foe destroy you;
For Satan has designed your fall.
Wield God’s word, the weapon glorious;
Against all foes be thus victorious.
For God protects you from them all.
Fear not the hordes of hell,
Here is Emmanuel.
Hail the Savior!
The strong foes yield
To Christ, our shield,
And we, the victors, hold the field.

2 Cast afar this world’s vain pleasure
And boldly strive for heav'nly treasure.
Be steadfast in the Savior’s might.
Trust the Lord, who stands beside you,
For Jesus from all harm will hide you.
By faith you conquer in the fight.
Take courage, weary soul!
Look forward to the goal!
Joy awaits you.
The race well run,
Your long war won,
Your crown shines splendid as the sun.

3 Wisely fight, for time is fleeting;
The hours of grace are fast retreating;
Short, short is this our earthly way.
When the Lord the dead will waken
And sinners all by fear are shaken,
The saints with joy will greet that day.
Praise God, our triumph’s sure.
We need not long endure
Scorn and trial.
Our Savior King
His own will bring
To that great glory which we sing.

Text Information
First Line: Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you
Title: Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You
Author: Wilhelm Erasmus Arends, 1677-1721
Translator: John M. Sloan, 1835-after 1890
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 898 D 664 448
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Church Militant
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WACHET AUF
Composer: Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608
Meter: 898 D 664 448
Key: C Major



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