1 Arise! arise! arise! be not afraid;
Arise! arise! for God will be thine aid.
Yes, the Lord will go before thee,
And His banner shall be o’er thee,
While the mighty pow’r of evil shall be slayed.
Trust ye in the Lord forever,
And thy trust He will reward,
He will be thy strong Deliv’rer,
He will be thy watch and ward;
With the sword of the Lord and Gideon,
Ye shall smite the hosts of Midian,
Ye shall conquer in the battle, praise the Lord!
2 March on! march on! for God is with the right;
March on! march on! and ye shall surely smite
As a man the host of Midian,
For the Lord will fight for Gideon,
And the army of the foes be put to flight. [Refrain]
3 Behold! behold! oh, trusting little band;
Behold! behold! and ye shall understand.
Tho’ the evil ones surround thee,
Yet they never shall confound thee,
If ye faithfully obey the Lord’s command. [Refrain]
Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >