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Christian Living

Come, put on the armor of Jesus

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: DOWNEY
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, put on the armor of Jesus,
Make ready to battle with sin,
And conquer the foes that beset us,
The foes, both without and within.

Refrain:
Lift high the victorious banner,
The truth that for ages has stood;
Be firm in the midst of temptation,
And overcome evil with good.

2 The banner of truth we must follow,
Nor linger, in doubt and in fear;
For Jesus is strong to deliver,
Fear not, for the Captain is near. [Refrain]

3 Right onward, forevermore onward,
We march in the strength of the King;
For God and the good of our neighbor,
Our lives as an offering we bring. [Refrain]

4 Whatever the sin that opposes,
The order must be understood;
Be not overcome by the evil,
But overcome evil with good. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8105

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, put on the armor of Jesus
Title: Christian Living
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Lift high the victorious banner

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8105
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8105

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