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.@Ephesians 6:12

Roscoe G. Stott, 1908.

Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

There is warfare all around us;
There are foes who fain would wound us;
Yet what fear can e’er confound us,
If we trust the king we serve!

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Arm for the conflict, soldiers true,
Christ, our Lord is king forevermore;
All our host will shout with victory,
For our king goes on before!
Christ is the captain whom we serve,
He it is who leads against the foe;
Fight! Fight! fight in His might!
Where He commands us be ready to go.

Satan’s forces march to meet us;
Satan, crafty foe, would cheat us;
Yet what power can e’er defeat us,
If we trust the king we serve!

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Christ, our king, is ever near us;
Evermore His word will cheer us;
Call for strength and He will hear us,
If we trust the king we serve!

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See! their banners fall before us;
See the truce their heralds bore us;
Victory! O shout the chorus!
Hail, the blessèd king we serve!

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