Scripture Verse

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10


Martin Luther

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ein’ Feste Burg Mar­tin Lut­her, 1529 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson


Be strong in God and in His power;
Put on His armor every day.
Thus you can take your stand each hour;
The devil’s schemes won’t lead you astray.
The battle’s like a flood,
Though not ’gainst flesh and blood;
But ’gainst the spiritual realm,
With Satan at the helm;
You face the powers of darkness.

Take God’s full armor—your life surround,
So when the day of evil appears,
You’ll then be able to stand your ground,
And after all, to stand without fear.
Stand firm, then, in the faith,
The belt of truth in place;
Breastplate of righteousness,
Feet shod with readiness
That comes from the true Gospel of peace.

Take, over all, the shield of faith,
To quench the flaming arrows outpoured.
Salvation’s helmet wear over your face,
And take the Word, the Spirit’s sword.
Pray in the Spirit’s power,
All kinds of prayers each hour.
Be always on alert,
And pray for all the Church.
Through God you’ll win the battle!