Scripture Verse

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.@Ephesians 6:17
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Jun­ior Chris­tian En­dea­vor Songs, by Ira D. San­key, John Will­is Baer & Will­iam Shaw (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1893), num­ber 2. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Fran­ces, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Ar­mor Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

Gird on the royal armor,
Go forth in Jesus’ name;
To those who sit in darkness
The Light of Life proclaim.

Refrain

Gird on the royal armor,
That we the foe may face;
And trusting our commander,
Be victors through His grace.

Lift up the royal standard,
Go forth our cause to win,
With helmet, shield and buckler,
Against the hosts of sin.

Refrain

With righteousness our breastplate,
The Spirit’s sword in hand,
Still conquering and to conquer,
Press on at God’s command.

Refrain