217: SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, and put your armour onby G. J. Elvey (1816-1893)
1 SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, and put your armour on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies through His
Strong in the Lord of Hosts, and in His mighty power,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, is more than conqueror.
2 Your Canaan to possess --- this is the Father's will,
Though Satan all his powers address to keep you earthbound
Christ in that heavenly sphere has conquering gone before.
See! your inheritance is there, and there your holy war.
3 Stand then in His great might, with all His strength
But take, to arm you in the fight, the Panoply of God:
That having all things done, and all your conflicts passed,
Ye may o'ercome, through Christ alone, and stand entire at last.
4 But, above all, lay hold on faith's victorious shield;
Armed with that adamant and gold, be sure to win the field:
If faith surround your heart, Satan shall be subdued;
Repelled his every fiery dart, and quenched with God's own
5 From strength to strength go on, wrestle, and fight, and
Tread all the powers of darkness down, and win the
Still let the Spirit cry in all His soldiers,
Till Christ the Lord descend from high, and take the
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