The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.@Ephesians 6:17
Leander W. Munhall (1843–1934)

Leander W. Munhall, in Redemption Songs, by John R. Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick & John J. Lowe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1889).

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)

Eternal life is in God’s Word
For dead and dying men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mortal ken.


O blessèd Word, O gracious Word,
We’ll love thee more and more;
Be thou our life, our strength, our sword,
’Till earthly strife is o’er.

God’s strength is in His holy Word;
We need it every day;
In all our conflicts this the sword
Our spirit foes to slay.


By this same Word we know our task,
And how it should be done;
How now to live, and how at last
Our crown is to be won.