Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1741
Tune: DIADEMATA by George J. Elvey (1816-1893), 1868
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. Soldiers of Christ, arise, And put your armor on, Strong in the strength which God supplies Through His eternal Son. Strong in the Lord of hosts, And in His mighty pow’r, Who in the strength of Jesus trusts Is more than conqueror.
2. Stand then in His great might, With all His strength endued, And 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 through Christ alone, And stand entire at last.
3. Leave no unguarded place, No weakness of the soul, Take every virtue, every grace, And fortify the whole. From strength to strength go on, Wrestle and fight and pray, Tread all the pow’rs of darkness down And win the well-fought day.