Christians, Rise, Put On Your Armor

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1 Christians, rise, put on your armor;
Men of Christ, assume your part.
Satan, still the crafty charmer,
Trains his host in all his art.
As your sword
Use God's Word,
Hell is battling 'gainst the Lord.

2 Follow Christ, your great Commander,
Lean upon His mighty arm;
Satan, armed with guile and slander,
Aims to do you naught but harm.
Have no fear
Christ is near,
He as victor shall appear.

3 With the cross of Christ to lead you,
Press ye forward in the strife.
He who by the cross has freed you
Fills the faintest heart with life,
For each wound
Balm is found
In the joy of victors crowned.

4 Many hearts are filled with yearning
And have yet no solace found.
Men to God but partly turning
Find that fears and woes abound.
God will bless
When the flesh
By His Spirit we suppress.

5 Crowns are won by true endeavor,
As all saints have testified.
They have overcome forever
Strengthened by the Lamb that died.
Likewise we
Cannot be
From the Christian's trials free.

6 Though our flesh to dust be turning,
If our souls in God remain,
On a glorious Easter morning
Day for us shall break again.
Easter day
Holding sway,
Death must yield its mighty prey.

7 Then the host of Christ shall gather
At His throne a ransomed throng,
Offering thanks to God, the Father,
And to Christ salvation's song.
Every tongue
Shall this song
Through eternity prolong.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #248

Translator (English): J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Translator (Danish): Hans Adolf Brorson

(no biographical information available about Hans Adolf Brorson.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christians, rise, put on your armor
Title: Christians, Rise, Put On Your Armor
Danish Title: Op, I Kristne, ruster eder (Auf, ihr Christen, Christi Glieder)
Translator (English): J. C. Aaberg
Translator (Danish): Hans Adolf Brorson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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