Scripture Verse

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12


Charles Wesley

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749.

Music: Di­a­de­ma­ta George J. El­vey, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George J. Elvey


Hark, how the watchmen cry,
Attend the trumpet’s sound!
Stand to your arms, the foe is nigh,
The powers of hell surround:
Who bow to Christ’s command,
Your arms and hearts prepare!
The day of battle is at hand!
Go forth to glorious war!

See on the mountain-top
The standard of your God!
In Jesus’ name I lift it up,
All stained with hallowed blood.
His standard-bearer, I
To all the nations call,
Let all to Jesus’ cross draw nigh!
He bore the cross for all.

Go up with Christ your head,
Your captain’s footsteps see;
Follow your captain, and be led
To certain victory.
All power to Him is giv’n,
He ever reigns the same;
Salvation, happiness, and Heav’n
Are all in Jesus’ name.

Only have faith in God;
In faith your foes assail,
Not wrestling against flesh and blood,
But all the powers of hell;
From thrones of glory driv’n,
By flaming vengeance hurled,
They throng the air, and darken Heav’n,
And rule the lower world.