The Panoply of God.
Soldiers of Christ! arise,
And put your armor on, --
Strong, in the strength which God supplies,
Through his eternal Son: --
2 Strong, in the Lord of hosts,
And in his mighty power;
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts,
Is more than conqueror.
3 Stand, then, in his great might,
With all his strength endued;
And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God: --
4 That, having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
You 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.
6 Still let the Spirit cry,
In all his soldiers, |Come,|
Till Christ, the Lord, descends from high,
And takes the conquerors home.
Charles Wesley, 1749.