The United Methodist Hymnal


Soldiers of Christ, Arise

1.	Soldiers of Christ, arise, 
	and put your armor on,
	strong in the strength which God supplies 
	thru 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.

2.	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 o'ercome thru Christ alone 
	and stand entire at last.

3.	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.

4.	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.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1749
MUSIC: George J. Elvey, 1868
Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-18
Theme: Closing Hymns; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Strength in Triublation; Zeal