The Christian warrior

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The Christian warrior,--see him stand
In the whole armour of his God:
The Spirit's sword is in his hand;
His feet are with the gospel shod;

In panoply of truth complete,
Salvation's helmet on his head:
With righteousness, a breastplate meet;
And faith's broad shield before him spread.

He wrestles not with flesh and blood,
But principalities and powers,
Rulers of darkness, like a flood,
Nigh, and assailing at all hours.

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Nor Satan's fiery darts alone,
Quench'd on his shield, at him are hurl'd;
The traitor in his heart is known,
And the dire friendship of this world.

Undaunted to the field he goes;
Yet vain were skill and valour there,
Unless, to foil his legion-foes,
The trustiest weapon were "all-prayer."

With this omnipotence he moves,
From this the alien armies flee,
Till more than conqueror he proves,
Through Christ who gives him victory.

Thus, strong in his Redeemer's strength,
Sin, death, and hell, he tramples down,
Fights the good fight, and wins at length,
Through mercy, an immortal crown.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Christian warrior, see him stand
Title: The Christian warrior
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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