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!