Scripture Verse

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)

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

Music: Lom­poc J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)



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

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


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.