The Christian Warfare

My Captain sounds the alarm of war

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My Captain sounds the alarm of war,
"Awake, the powers of hell are near!
"To arms! to arms!" I hear him cry,
'Tis your's to conquer, or to die.

2 Rous'd by the animating sound,
I cast my eager eyes around;
Made haste to gird my armor on,
And bid each trembling fear be gone.

3 Hope is my helmet, faith my shield,
Thy word, my God, the sword I wield;
with sacred truth my loins are girt,
And holy zeal inspires my heart.

4 Thus arm'd I venture on the fight;
Resolv'd to put my foes to flight:
While Jesus kindly deigns to spread
His conqu'ring banner o'er my head.

5 In him I hope in him I trust:
His bleeding cross is all my boast:
Thro' troops of foes he'll lead me on,
To vict'ry and the victor's crown.



Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CXXIV

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Captain sounds the alarm of war
Title: The Christian Warfare
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #336

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d224

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #631

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d206

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLXXXII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLXXXII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #303

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #165

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d244

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Baptist Hymn Book #a345

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #120

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d201

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #412

Hymns and Spiritual Songs on Different Subjects #d50

Hymns and Spirtual Songs on Different Subjects. Book 1 and 2. #d48

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d79

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Hymns for Social Worship #77

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #280

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d153

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d168

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New Select Hymns #131

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Revival Hymns #14

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #413

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The Baptist Harp #277

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1001

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The Baptist Hymn Book #345

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d166

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #121

The Evangelical Songster #d60

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #189

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The Lexington Collection #156

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1021

The Sacred Lute #d199

The Sacred Lyre #d180

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d109

Zion's Songster #162

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