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Soldiers of Christ, arise

Soldiers of Christ, arise, And put your armor on; Strong in the strength which God supplies

Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Published in 787 hymnals

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1 Soldiers of Christ, arise,
and put your armor on,
strong in the strength which God supplies
through His eternal Son;
strong in the Lord of hosts
and in His mighty pow'r,
who in the strength of Jesus trusts
is more than conqueror.

2 Stand then in His great might,
with all His strength endued,
and take, to aid you in the fight,
the panoply of God.
From strength to strength go on,
wrestle and fight and pray;
tread all the pow'rs of darkness down
and win the well-fought day.

3 Leave no unguarded place,
no weakness of the soul;
take ev'ry virtue, ev'ry grace,
and fortify the whole.
That, having all things done
and all your conflicts past,
ye may o'ercome through Christ alone
and stand complete at last.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #262

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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Edward W. Naylor (b. Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, 1867; d. Cambridge, England, 1934) composed FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH for this text in 1902 for use at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England. Once a student at Emmanuel, Naylor returned to become organist and lecturer in music history, a position…

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #486
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #780aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #780bText
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #658TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #529
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #487
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #515TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #571Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #606aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #606bTextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #604
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #520TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #548Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #219
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #719a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #719b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #533aText
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #533bText
Hymns of Faith #458TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #393
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #449
Hymns to the Living God #262TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #570Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #659
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #643
Sing Joyfully #516TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #637
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #424
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #723TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #6182TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #478TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #449TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #513TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #756TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #570
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #575TextPage Scan
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