Soldiers of Christ, arise – Charles Wesley (1749)
- Soldiers of Christ, arise
And put your armor on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Thro’ His eternal Son;
Strong in the Lord of hosts
And in His mighty power.
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror.
- Stand then in His great might,
With all His strength endued.
And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.
From strength to strength go on
And wrestle, fight and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down
And win the well-fought day.
- Leave no unguarded place,
No weakness of the soul;
Take ev’ry virtue, ev’ry grace.
And fortify the whole;
That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may overcome thro’ Christ alone
And stand complete at last.