Take the shield of faith, my brother,
Hold it boldly in the light;
And its awful burnished glory
Will put every foe to flight.
In the mighty name of Jesus,
Ever lift up the shield of faith;
Wield the sword of truth, my brother,
Heaven will crown thy fight of faith.
Faith is mighty and will conquer,
Bind it firmly on thy heart;
On the hottest field of battle,
Thou wilt quench the vilest dart.
And when trouble specters round thee,
Come, thy spirit to depress,
Lift the shield of faith abounding,
And thy soul shall calmly rest.
Then put on the holy armor,
And defy the tempting throng,
Over all the foes that gather,
Shout and sing the victor’s song.