Soldiers of Christ Arise

Soldiers of Christ Arise is a wonderful hymn written by Charles Wesley and based on Ephesians 6.10-18.

It is found in the Lutheran Hymnal as number 450. This is sung by the GYC youth choir.

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Scripture

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For 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]. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Lyrics

     1. Soldiers of Christ, arise
   And put your armor 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.

   Hymn #450
   The Lutheran Hymnal
   Text: Ephesians 6:10-18
   Author: Charles Wesley, 1749, cento
   Composer: James Nares, d. 1783, ad.
   Tune: "Aynhoe"
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