1 Fear not the foe, thou flock of God,
Fear not the sword, the spear, the rod,
Fear not the foe!
He fights in vain who fights with thee;
Soon shalt thou see his armies flee,
Himself laid low.
2 Come, cheer thee to the toil and fight;
’Tis God, thy God, defends the right;
He leads thee on.
His sword shall scatter every foe,
His shield shall ward off every blow;
The crown is won.
3 His is the battle, His the power,
His is the triumph in that hour;
In Him be strong.
So round thy brow the wreath shall twine,
So shall the victory be thine,
And thine the song.
4 Not long the sigh, the toil, the sweat,
Not long the fight-day’s wasting heat;
The shadows come.
Slack not thy weapon in the fight;
Courage! for God defends the right;
Strike home! Strike home!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11642
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|The Cyber Hymnal #11642||The Battle Song Of The Church||Fear not the foe, thou flock of God||TAYLOR||Horatius Bonar||884.884||<cite>Hymns of Faith and Hope</cite> 2nd series (London, James Nisbet, 1861)|