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: Al­fred J. Lew­is, in Songs of the Great Sal­va­tion, by Will­iam M. Run­yan & Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (Wi­chi­ta, Kan­sas: Run­yan Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, cir­ca 1919), num­ber 74.

Music: Hua­chu­ca James W. Miller, 1918 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Ye soldiers of the King of kings,
Your captain calls today;
Oh, heed the message that He brings,
The call to arms obey.

Refrain

Out with the mighty sword of God!
Wield it in might, be strong!
The Word of God we’ll spread abroad
And triumph over wrong.

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The hosts of sin are raging round,
The conflict fiercer grows;
March on, the Lord in glory crowned,
Hath vanquished all His foes.

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The victory will soon be ours,
In Him we ne’er can fail;
O’er death, and hell, and all the powers
Through Christ we shall prevail.

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