Soldiers of Christ, arise

Soldiers of Christ, arise, And put your armor on; Strong in the strength which God supplies

Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Published in 756 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 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 From strength to strength go one,
Wrestle, and fight, and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day.

5 That, having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may o'ercome, through Christ alone,
And stand complete at last.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, the son of Samuel Wesley, was born at Epworth, Dec. 18, 1707. He was educated at Westminster School and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. In 1735, he took Orders and immediately proceeded with his brother John to Georgia, both being employed as missionaries of the S.P.G. He returned to England in 1736. For many years he engaged with his brother in preaching the Gospel. He died March 29, 1788. To Charles Wesley has been justly assigned the appellation of the "Bard of Methodism." His prominence in hymn writing may be judged from the fact that in the "Wesleyan Hymn Book," 623 of the 770 hymns were written by him; and he published more than thirty poetical works, written either by himself alone,… Go to person page >

Tune

DIADEMATA (Elvey)

Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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SILVER STREET

Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Edward W. Naylor (b. Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, 1867; d. Cambridge, England, 1934) composed FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH for this text in 1902 for use at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England. Once a student at Emmanuel, Naylor returned to become organist and lecturer in music history, a position…

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #515Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #619
Complete Mission Praise #604
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #520Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #548TextImage
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #219
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #533b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #533a
Hymns of Faith #458TextImage
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #449
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #570TextImageAudioScore
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #643
Sing Joyfully #516TextImage
The Cyber Hymnal #6182TextAudioScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #478
The United Methodist Hymnal #513TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #756TextImage
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #570
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #575TextImage