1 Soldiers of the cross, arise!
Lo! your Leader from the skies
Waves before you glory's prize,
Prize of victory.
Seize your armor, gird it on:
Soon the battle will be won;
See! the strife is almost done;
2 Now the fight of faith begin,
Be no more the slaves of sin,
Strive the victor's palm to win,
Trusting in the Lord:
Gird ye on the armor bright,
Warriors of the King of Light,
Never yield, nor lose by flight
Your divine reward.
3 Jesus conquered when he fell,
Met and vanquished sin and hell;
Now he bids his foll'wers tell
Triumphs of his cross.
Tho' the evil hosts appear,
Who can doubt, or who can fear?
God our strength and shield, is near;
Can we suffer loss?
Waterbury, Jared Bell, D.D., was born in New York City, Aug. 11, 1799, and graduated at Yale College, 1822. He was for some time pastor of a Congregational church at Hudson, New York, and then of Bowdoin Street Congregational church, Boston. He died at Brooklyn, Dec. 31, 1876. He published Advice to a Young Christian; The Officer on Duty, and other works. To the Rev. J. Leavitt's Christian Lyre, vol. i., 1830, he contributed the following hymns, each of which was headed, "Written for the Lyre," and signed "J. B. W.":—
1. My Jesus, Thou hast taught. The Love of Jesus.
2. Met, O God, to ask Thy presence. Repentance.
3. 0 fly, mourning sinner, saith Jesus to me. Promise of Pardon.
4. See Sodom wrapt in fire. Warning.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Soldiers of the Cross, Arise! (Waterbury)First Line: Soldiers of the cross, ariseTune Title: CALEDONIAAuthor: Jared B. WaterburyMeter: 77.76 DSource: Christian Lyre, by J. Leavitt, 1830, edited by Andrew Broaddus (Richmond, Virginia: Collins & Company, 1828), number D208