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

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


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.