Scripture Verse

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Introduction

Words: Fran­cis Part­ridge, in The Book of Com­mon Praise, ed­it­ed by J. E. Jones (To­ro­nto, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1909).

Music: War­ri­or Ar­chi­bald Mac­Don­ald, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Uprouse you! Soldiers of the cross,
And let your banner fly;
Ring out the tale of Jesus’ love,
And raise your songs on high:
Tell all the nations how He died,
To save the world from sin;
Proclaim the kingdom’s open gates,
That all may enter in!

Arouse you to your noble task,
To win a dying world,
And rest not till in every land
Christ’s banner be unfurled!
O never let your voice be stilled,
Your lifelong struggle cease,
Till all the earth shall worship Him,
Th’eternal Prince of Peace.

Then forward, to the battle press,
Ye ransomed sons of light;
Your dauntless souls shall victory gain
In every long-drawn fight;
Till ye before the throne of God
Your joyful captives bring,
And with the crown upon your brow,
His endless praises sing!