Soldiers of Christ, Arise

Text:  Charles Wesley  1749
Music:  George J. Elvey  1868
Tune:  Diademata  66.86D
OHT Incipit:  11133 66514 32235

Soldiers of Christ,arise,
And put your armor on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Through His eternal Son
Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And in His mighty pow'r,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror.

Stand then in His great might,
With all His strength endued,
But take to arm you for the fight
The panoply of God;
That having all things done,
And all your conflicts passed,
Ye may overcome through Christ alone
And stand entire at last.

That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
You may o’ercome through Christ alone,
And stand entire at last.
To God, the Father, Son,
And Spirit ever blest,
The One in Three, the Three in One
Be endless praise addressed!

Stand then against your foes,
In close and firm array;
Legions of wily fiends oppose
Throughout the evil day;
But meet the sons of night,
And mock their vain design,
Armed in the arms of heavenly light,
Of righteousness divine.

Leave no unguarded place,
No weakness of the soul,
Take every virtue, every grace,
And fortify the whole;
Indissolubly joined,
To battle all proceed;
But arm yourselves with all the mind
That was in Christ, your Head.

Pray without ceasing, pray,
Your Captain gives the word
His summons cheerfully obey
And call upon the Lord;
To God your every want
In instant prayer display,
Pray always, pray and never faint,
Pray, without ceasing, pray.

From strength to strength go on,
Wrestle and fight and pray,
Tread all the powers of darkness down
And win the well fought day.
Still let the Spirit cry
In all His soldiers, "Come!"
Till Christ the Lord descends from high
And takes the conquerors home.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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