482. Soldiers of Christ, arise

1 Soldiers of Christ, arise,
And put your armor on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Through his Eternal Son.

2 Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And in his mighty pow'r,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror.

3 Stand then in his great might,
With all his strength endued;
But take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.

4 Leave no unguarded place,
No weakness of the soul;
Take ev'ry virtue, ev'ry grace,
And fortify the whole.

5 To keep your armor bright,
Attend with constant care;
Still walking in your Captain's sight,
And watching unto prayer.

6 From strength to strength go on;
Wrestle and fight and pray;
Tread all the pow'rs of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day.


Text Information
First Line: Soldiers of Christ, arise
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: S. M.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-11
Topic: Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Christians: Triumph of; Temperance
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William P. Merrill (1895)
Meter: S. M.
Key: D Major

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