1 Put on thine armor, the foe is near—
The Captain calls.
Following Jesus we’ve naught to fear,
Clad in the armor of truth and right,
Thy foes disarm,
Trusting the Saviour, whose word is might,
No ill can harm.
Shout! Shout the battle cry,
Forward we go;
Bravely we’re pressing on,
Facing the foe,
Ne’er count the battle lost,
E’er count it won,
Lay not thine armor down
Till life’s work is done.
2 Having your feet with the gospel shod,
Then march along—
Treading the path which the Master trod,
With victor’s song.
Truth be thy helmet and faith the shield
In thy right hand;
Sword of the Spirit go bravely wield
At God’s command. [Refrain]
3 Strong in the Lord, let thy soul be brave,
Each foe defy.
His, is the battle, and he will save—
On him rely.
Having done all, let us boldly stand
In Jesus’ might,
Led by the Saviour’s almighty hand,
We’ll win the fight. [Refrain]
Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry.
As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >