Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Harry D. Clarke
1888–1957

Words & Music: Har­ry D. Clarke, 1926 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Awake, O Church of Christ, awake,
And put your armor on;
The foe is pressing in on every side
For battle fierce and long;
The clarion call is ringing loud and strong
For soldiers brave and true;
Come, rally round the banner,
Satan’s hosts pursue.

Awake, O Church of Christ, awake,
And backward hurl the foe;
The fight is on, the conflict has begun,
And onward we must go;
Press forward in the name of Christ our king,
To shout the victor’s song;
Defying Satan’s mighty hosts,
For Christ march on.

Awake, O Church of Christ, awake,
The battle soon shall cease;
When Christ, our mighty leader, shall appear,
And bring enduring peace;
The pow’rs of darkness then shall be cast out,
Confusion mark their way;
So forward, soldiers of the cross,
To win the day.