Soldiers of the cross, arise

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

Author: J. B. Waterbury
Tune: CALEDONIA
Published in 116 hymnals

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1 Soldiers of the cross, arise,
Lo, your Captain from the skies,
Holding forth the glittering prize,
Calls to victory.
Fear not, though the battle lower,
Firmly stand the trying hour,
Stand the tempter's utmost power,
Spurn his slavery.

2 Who the cause of Christ would yield!
Who would leave the battlefield?
Who would cast away his shield?--
Let him basely go:
Who for Zion's King will stand?
Who will join the faithful band?
Let him come with heart and hand,
Let him face the foe.

3 By the mercies of our God,
By Emmanuel's streaming blood,
When alone for us he stood,
Ne'er give up the strife:
Ever to the latest breath,
Hark to what your Captain saith;--
"Be thou faithful unto death;
Take the crown of life."

4 By the woes which rebels prove,
By the bliss of holy love,
Sinners, seek the joys above,
Sinners, turn, and live!
Here is freedom worth the name;
Tyrant sin is put to shame;
Grace inspires the hallowed flame
God the crown will give.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: J. 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, arise
Author: J. B. Waterbury
Meter: 7.7.7.5.7.7.7.5

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