Scripture Verse

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:11–13


Words & Mu­sic: Edith F. Nor­ton, in Wi­no­na Hymns, ed­it­ed by J. Wil­bur Chap­man & Ed­win O. Ex­cell (New York; Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri & San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion & Sab­bath School Work, 1906), num­ber 76 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Edith F. Norton


Oh, Christian, arise,
The conflict fierce is raging,
And trusting in God,
His help today implore;
Behold, what a fight
The enemy is raging,
Haste nor deem the conflict o’er.


Arise, oh arise,
And hasten, Christian soldier,
Go forth to the fight
That waits for us today;
No time for delay!
For Satan’s power grows bolder;
Jesus calls! We must obey.

Oh, Christian, arise,
For souls around are dying;
The call comes to you—
Oh, send them light today;
The glad Gospel news—
To those in bondage lying,
Speed and help them while you may.


Oh, Christian, arise!
And buckle on the armor,
Go forth to the fray,
For Christ Himself is near;
His grace will sustain,
And naught of ill shall harm you;
Jesus leads—why should you fear?


Oh, Christian, arise—
For soon the morning breaketh,
That glad blessèd morn,
When all earth’s shadows flee;
So fight night and day
’Till Heaven’s dawn awaketh,
That shall bring the victory.