Scripture Verse

Take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Roy­al Dia­dem, by How­ard Doane & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1873).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Gird on, gird on your ar­mor, and away,
Like he­roes be firm and true;
Lead on your ranks to bat­tle for the Lord,
Who tri­umphed over death and the grave for you.


We’ll bat­tle to the end, we’ll bat­tle to the end,
And then our crown we’ll wear;
We’ll ga­ther on the shore, re­joic­ing ev­er­more,
With all the no­ble ar­my there.

Our foes are strong, but great­er far is He
Whose arm is our strength and shield;
March on, march on with bold and fear­less tread;
We’ll con­quer by His grace, but we’ll ne­ver yield.


No fal­ter­ing step, no faint and fear­ful heart,
No truce with the hosts of sin;
Be strong in Him, our ne­ver fail­ing trust;
Remember there’s a palm and a crown to win.