1 Soldier, be quick! Haste thy armor on,
Fatal if passive you be;
Watch with thy shield up and sword soon drawn—
Cometh now thy enemy.
This is the battle you’ve sung about,
Here you’ll advance or retreat;
Up! Wield the sword and full vict’ry shout;
Trusting, the foe you’ll defeat.
2 Is there an ambush o’erwhelming you?
Powerful foe you now face?
Fight, soldier! Stand, and to God be true;
Plead for victorious grace. [Refrain]
3 Weary, dear soldier? Come to the throne,
Strength for each moment implore;
God will not leave you to fight alone,
Soon will the battle be o’er. [Refrain]
4 Conquer now! Here strike the winning blow,
Here stand thou strong, pass the test;
Heavenly pow’r here defeats the foe,
Here by God’s grace vict’ry wrest. [Refrain]