Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.@Ephesians 6:17

William F. Sherwin, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

Lo! the day of God is breaking;
See the gleaming from afar!
Sons of earth from slumber waking,
Hail the bright and morning star.

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Hear the call! O gird your armor on,
Grasp the Spirit’s mighty sword:
Take the helmet of salvation,
Pressing on to battle for the Lord!

Trust in Him who is your captain;
Let no heart in terror quail;
Jesus leads the gath’ring legions,
In His name we shall prevail.

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Onward marching, firm and steady,
Faint not, fear not Satan’s frown,
For the Lord is with you always,
Till you wear the victor’s crown.

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Conquering hosts with banners waving,
Sweeping on o’er hill and plain,
Ne’er shall halt till swells the anthem,
Christ o’er all the world doth reign!

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