Soldiers of the Cross

Soldiers of the cross, arise, arise

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Soldiers of the cross, arise, arise]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 SOLDIERS of the cross, arise,
Gird you with your armor bright;
Mighty are your enemies,
Hard the battle ye must fight.

2 O’er a faithless fallen world
Raise your banner in the sky;
Let it float there wide unfurled;
Bear it onward; lift it high.

3 'Mid the homes of want and woe,
Strangers to the living Word,
Let the Savior’s herald go,
Let the voice of hope be heard.

4 Where the shadows deepest lie,
Carry truth’s unsullied ray;
Where are crimes of blackest dye,
There the saving sign display.

5 To the weary and the worn
Tell of realms where sorrows cease;
To the outcast and forlorn
Speak of mercy and of peace.

6 Guard the helpless; seek the strayed;
Comfort troubles; banish grief;
In the might of God arrayed,
Scatter sin and unbelief.

7 Be the banner still unfurled,
Still unsheathed the Spirit’s sword,
Till the kingdoms of the world
Are the kingdom of the Lord.



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #482

Author: Flora Kirkland

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Text Information

First Line: Soldiers of the cross, arise, arise
Title: Soldiers of the Cross
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Arise, arise

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

A Church of England Hymn Book #544

Anglican Hymn Book #317

Church Hymns with Tunes #288

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Church Hymns #322

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #482

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #535

Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #305

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #588

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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #58

Songs of praise #642

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