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

Will­iam Hodg­son, in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry, Feb­ru­a­ry 7, 1880, alt.

Sweet By and By Jo­seph P. Web­ster, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph P. Webster (1819–1875)

We’re a band that shall conquer the foe,
If we fight in the strength of the King;
With the sword of the Spirit, we know,
We sinners to Jesus will bring.

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I believe we shall win;
If we fight in the strength of the King;
I believe we shall win;
If we fight in the strength of the King.

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We have conquered in times that are past,
And scattered the foe from the field;
So we’ll fight for the King to the last,
And the sword of the Spirit we’ll wield.

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Our foe may be mighty and brave,
And the fighting be hard and severe;
But the King is the mighty to save;
And in conflict He always is near.

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In the name of the King we will fight,
With our banners unfurled to the breeze;
We will battle for God and the right,
And the kingdom of Satan we’ll seize.

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Ever true to our leader’s command,
We will fight in the name of the King;
We shall win with the fire and the blood,
And the world to His feet we shall bring.

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