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: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1901), num­ber 4.

Music: R. Frank Leh­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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R. Frank Lehman
1859–1931

Lyrics

The world must be tak­en for Je­sus,
Come, en­ter His army to­day;
There’s need of the true-heart­ed sol­diers,
For migh­ty is Sa­tan’s array.

Refrain

Enlist! En­list!
Enlist in His ar­my to­day;
The world must be tak­en for Je­sus,
Enlist in His ar­my to­day.

The world must be tak­en for Je­sus,
O hast­en and fall in­to line;
Though migh­ty the foe, we shall con­quer,
Led on by the Cap­tain di­vine.

Refrain

The world must be tak­en for Je­sus,
The strong­holds of Sa­tan must yield;
Go for­ward with cour­age un­fail­ing,
And nev­er re­treat from the field.

Refrain