Scripture Verse

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11


John Leland

Words: John Le­land, in Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, ed­it­ed by El­e­a­zar Clay (Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia: 1793).

Music: Sa­cra­men­to Will­iam Walk­er (1809–1875), alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

William Walker


O when shall I see Jesus,
And reign with Him above,
And from that flowing fountain
Drink everlasting love!
When shall I be delivered
From this vain world of sin,
And with my blessèd Jesus
Drink endless pleasures in?

But now I am a soldier;
My captain’s gone before.
He’s given me my orders,
And bids me not give o’er;
And, if I hold out faithful,
A crown of life He’ll give;
And all His valiant soldiers
Shall ever with Him live.

Through grace I am determined
To conquer, though I die;
And then away to Jesus
On wings of love I’ll fly.
Farewell to sin and sorrow,
I bid you all adieu;
Then, O my friends, prove faithful,
And on your way pursue.

Whene’er you meet with troubles
And trials on your way,
O cast your care on Jesus,
And don’t forget to pray:
Gird on the heav’nly armor
Of faith and hope and love;
And when the combat’s ended,
You’ll reign with Him above.