Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.@1 Thessalonians 5:8

Julia H. Johnston, in Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella & Daniel B. Towner (Boston/Chicago: The Pilgrim Press, 1899), page 95.

Downey Daniel B. Towner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Come, put on the armor of Jesus,
Make ready to battle with sin,
And conquer the foes that beset us,
The foes, both without and within.

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Lift high the victorious banner,
The truth that for ages has stood;
Be firm in the midst of temptation,
And overcome evil with good.

The banner of truth we must follow,
Nor linger, in doubt and in fear;
For Jesus is strong to deliver,
Fear not, for the Captain is near.

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Right onward, forevermore onward,
We march in the strength of the King;
For God and the good of our neighbor,
Our lives as an offering we bring.

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Whatever the sin that opposes,
The order must be understood;
Be not overcome by the evil,
But overcome evil with good.

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