Scripture Verse

Stand…having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:@Ephesians 6:14–17

Introduction

Words: Will­iam A. Arm­strong, in The Int­er­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook, 1878), num­ber 190.

Music: E. A. Han­chet (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Arm, soldiers for the fight,
Satan is massing
Foes on our left and right,
Arm, soldiers arm!
Surely our Leader’s might
Gives strength surpassing;
He calls from Heaven’s height,
Arm, soldiers arm.

Refrain

Clasp on the breastplate,
Seize the trusty sword;
Take up your shield of faith,
And call upon the Lord;
Go forth and bravely fight,
Face the wily foe,
Faithfulness the watchword,
Go, soldiers, go.

What tho’ our souls be worn,
Night fast advancing,
What tho’ our plumes be torn,
Bravely we’ll fight!
Where e’er our flag be borne,
Prospects enhancing,
There wait we ’till the morn,
Watch thro’ the night!

Refrain

Full soon the sun will rise,
Victory bringing;
Loud shouts will fill the skies,
Glad praises ring;
March we to take the prize,
Hosannas singing,
Bright realms will greet our eyes,
Christ reign our king!

Refrain