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The Shield of Faith

Take the shield of faith, my brother

Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Tune: [Take the shield of faith, my brother]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Take the shield of faith, my brother,
Hold it boldly in the light;
And its awful, burnished glory
Will put every foe to flight.

In the mighty name of Jesus,
Ever lift up the shield of faith;
Wield the sword of truth, my brother,
Heav’n will crown thy fight of faith.

2 Faith is mighty and will conquer,
Bind it firmly on thy heart;
On the hottest field of battle
Thou shalt quench the vilest dart. [Refrain]

3 And when trouble specters round thee
Come, thy spirit to depress,
Lift the shield of faith abounding,
And thy soul shall calmly rest. [Refrain]

4 Then put on the holy armor,
And defy the tempting throng;
Over all the foes that gather,
Shout and sing the victor’s song. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #232

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take the shield of faith, my brother
Title: The Shield of Faith
Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the mighty name of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10854
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