Scripture Verse

…taking the shield of faith…the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:16-17

Introduction

portrait
Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Ser­vice of Praise, ed­it­ed by J. Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 39. Some hymn­als give the lyr­i­cist as H. D. K., one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Aceh Ar­thur Ber­ridge, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Lift aloft the cross of Jesus,
Hold it high and strong;
Shout the name of Him who saves us,
Swell the battle song.
Forward, soldiers, bold and fearless,
Hear the call of God;
Prove your courage in the conflict,
Tread where brave men trod.

Refrain

Lift aloft the cross of Jesus,
Hold it high and strong;
Shout the name of Him who saves us,
Swell the battle song.
Faith our shield and hope our helmet,
Satan’s hosts we face;
Marshaled in the might of Jesus,
Win we by His grace.

Catch the order of our captain,
Wield the Spirit’s sword;
Onward, fearless, press to conquer,
Slaying with His word.
They shall share the glad hosanna,
Who on Him believe;
They shall ’neath His royal banner
Crowns of life receive.

Refrain