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Be Strong in God

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1. Be strong in God and in His power;
Put on His armor every day.
Thus you can take your stand each hour;
The devil’s schemes won’t lead you astray.
The battle’s like a flood,
Though not ’gainst flesh and blood;
But ’gainst the spiritual realm,
With Satan at the helm;
You face the powers of darkness.

2. Take God’s full armor—your life surround,
So when the day of evil appears,
You’ll then be able to stand your ground,
And after all, to stand without fear.
Stand firm, then, in the faith,
The belt of truth in place;
Breastplate of righteousness,
Feet shod with readiness
That comes from the true Gospel of peace.

3. Take, over all, the shield of faith,
To quench the flaming arrows outpoured.
Salvation’s helmet wear over your face,
And take the Word, the Spirit’s sword.
Pray in the Spirit’s power,
All kinds of prayers each hour.
Be always on alert,
And pray for all the Church.
Through God you’ll win the battle!

Author: Susan Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be strong in God and in His power
Title: Be Strong in God
Author: Susan Peterson (1998)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7
Language: English
Copyright: The author released these lyrics into the public domain.

Tune

EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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