Be strong, ye brethren, in the Lord

Be strong, ye brethren, in the Lord

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1 Be strong ye brethren in the Lord!
Ye children of the light,
And be ye evermore prepar'd,
Your enemies to fight.

2 put on the armour of your God,
The victory to gain;
We wrestle not with flesh and blood,
As are the sons of men.

3 But we must have a constant war,
Whilst we dwell here below;
With Gods and princes of the air,
And all of Satan's crew.

4 O! let us ever watch and pray
And guard on ev'ry hand;
Be ready for the evil day,
And able to withstand.

5 Be sure to stand and never yield:
Move not in any wise;
But stand your ground and gain the field:
Likewise the heav'nly prize.

6 The only weapons we can have
To fight our greatest foes:
Are they which the Almighty gave
For christian men to use.

7 His holy word and living faith,
And the bless'd spirit's aid!
Are weapons which the christian hath
To make his foes afraid.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXXIX

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