Christian Living

Come, put on the armor of Jesus

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Come, put on the armor of Jesus,
Make ready to battle with sin,
And conquer the foes that beset us,
The foes, both without and within.

Lift high the victorious banner,
The truth that for ages has stood;
Be firm in the midst of temptation,
And overcome evil with good.

2 The banner of truth we must follow,
Nor linger, in doubt and in fear;
For Jesus is strong to deliver,
Fear not, for the Captain is near. [Refrain]

3 Right onward, forevermore onward,
We march in the strength of the King;
For God and the good of our neighbor,
Our lives as an offering we bring. [Refrain]

4 Whatever the sin that opposes,
The order must be understood;
Be not overcome by the evil,
But overcome evil with good. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8105

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, put on the armor of Jesus
Title: Christian Living
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Lift high the victorious banner


The Cyber Hymnal #8105
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