Soldiers of the Cross

Soldiers of the cross, arise! Lo, your leader, from the skies

Author: Jared B. Waterbury (1830)
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1 Soldiers of the cross, arise!
Lo! your Leader from the skies
Waves before you glory’s prize,
The prize of victory.
Seize your armor, gird it on;
Now the battle will be won;
See, the strife will soon be done;
Then struggle manfully.

2 Jesus conquered when He fell,
Met and vanquished earth and hell;
Now He leads you on to swell
The triumphs of His cross.
Though all earth and hell appear,
Who will doubt, or who can fear?
God, our strength and shield, is near;
We cannot lose our cause.

3 Onward, then, ye hosts of God!
Jesus points the victor’s rod;
Follow where your Leader trod;
You soon shall see His face.
Soon, your enemies all slain,
Crowns of glory you shall gain,
Soon you’ll join that glorious train
Who shout their Saviour’s praise.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #445

Author: Jared B. Waterbury

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 >

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First Line: Soldiers of the cross, arise! Lo, your leader, from the skies
Title: Soldiers of the Cross
Author: Jared B. Waterbury (1830)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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