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


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

Music: E. A. Han­chet (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Arm­strong or Han­chet’s full name, or know where to get their pho­tos,


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.


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!


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!