Taking the shield of faith…the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.@Ephesians 6:16–17
J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Fanny Crosby, in The Service of Praise, by J. Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack, 1900), number 142. Some hymnals show the author as H. D. K., one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Lompoc J. Lincoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Forward, soldiers, bold and fearless,
Hear the call of God;
Prove your courage in the conflict,
Tread where brave men trod.

Lift aloft the cross of Jesus,
Hold it high and strong;
Shout the name of Him who saves us,
Swell the battle song.

Faith our shield, and hope our helmet,
Satan’s hosts we face;
Marshaled in the might of Jesus,
Win we by His grace.


Heed the order of our captain,
Wield the Spirit’s sword;
Onward, fearless, press to conquer,
Slaying by His Word.


They shall share the glad Hosanna,
Who on Him believe;
They shall ’neath His royal banner
Crowns of life receive.