1 Soldiers of Christ, arise,
And put your armour on;
Strong in the strength which God supplies,
Through 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:
From strength to strength go on
And wrestle, fight and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down
And win the well-fought day.
3 Leave no unguarded place,
No weakness of the soul;
Take every virtue, every grace,
And fortify the whole.
That, having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may o'ercome thro' Christ alone
And stand complete at last.