Soldiers of Christ, Arise

Melody - "Aynhoe", James Nares; Seq. by Richard Jordan

Charles Wesley, 1749

Soldiers of Christ, arise
And put your armour on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Thro' His eternal Son.

2. Strong in the Lord of hosts
And in His mighty pow'r.
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror.

3. Stand, then, in His great might,
With all His strength endued;
But take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.

4. That, having all things done
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone
And stand entire at last.

5. From strength to strength go on,
Wrestle and fight and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down
And win the well-fought day.

6. To God, the Father, Son,
And Spirit, ever blest
The One in Three, the Three in One
Be endless praise addressed.

This hymn is composed of verses 1,2 and the first four lines of verse 16 of the original. Verse 6 comes from the 1916 Episcopal Hymnal, and I am not sure which verse it is of the original.


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