| SOLDIERS of Christ, arise,
And put your armour on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Through His eternal Son.
|2|| Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And in His mighty power;
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror.
|3|| Stand then in His great might,
With all His strength endued;
And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.
|4|| To keep your armour bright,
Attend with constant care;
Still walking in your Captain’s sight,
And watching unto prayer.
|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|| Then, having all things done,
And every conflict passed,
Ye may o’ercome through Christ alone,
And stand complete at last.
|Charles Wesley, 1707-88|