Scripture Verse

Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Introduction

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, 1891.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­ston (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Peter P. Bilhorn
(1865–1936)

Lyrics

Soldier of Christ, be steadfast!
This is the evil day;
Look to your royal leader,
Ever His word obey.
Taking the heav’nly armor,
Wait for your Lord’s command;
This is the charge He gives you,
Having done all, to stand.

Refrain

Stand, therefore, stand;
Stand, therefore, stand;
Trusting in Jesus, our Savior,
Having done all to stand.

Patient and true and faithful,
Facing the deadly foe;
Stand in the place appointed,
March when He bids you go.
All through the passing moments,
Onward to Canaan’s land;
Banish all fear and doubting,
Having done all, to stand.

Refrain

This is no time to question,
This is no time to yield;
Never a soul should falter,
Bearing His sword and shield.
Keep in the ranks of Jesus,
Watching on every hand;
This is the Christian duty,
Having done all, to stand.

Refrain