1050. This Is the Battle

1 Soldier, be quick! Haste thy armor on,
Fatal if passive you be;
Watch with thy shield up and sword soon drawn—
Cometh now thy enemy.

Refrain:
This is the battle you’ve sung about,
Here you’ll advance or retreat;
Up! Wield the sword and full vict’ry shout;
Trusting, the foe you’ll defeat.

2 Is there an ambush o’erwhelming you?
Powerful foe you now face?
Fight, soldier! Stand, and to God be true;
Plead for victorious grace. [Refrain]

3 Weary, dear soldier? Come to the throne,
Strength for each moment implore;
God will not leave you to fight alone,
Soon will the battle be o’er. [Refrain]

4 Conquer now! Here strike the winning blow,
Here stand thou strong, pass the test;
Heavenly pow’r here defeats the foe,
Here by God’s grace vict’ry wrest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Soldier, be quick! Haste thy armor on
Title: This Is the Battle
Author: J. A. E. (2004)
Meter: 9.7.9.7 D
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-13; Hebrews 4:16
Topic: Warfare
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/This_Is_the_Battle)
Refrain First Line: This is the battle you’ve sung about
Tune Information
Name: [Soldier be quick! Haste thy armor on]
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2005)
Meter: 9.7.9.7 D
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/This_Is_the_Battle)



Media
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MIDI file: This_Is_the_Battle.mid(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/This_Is_the_Battle)
Sibelius score: This_Is_the_Battle.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/This_Is_the_Battle)