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Behold the Christian warrior stand In




The Christian warrior,—see him stand
In the whole armor of his God:
The Spirit’s sword is in his hand;
His feet are with the gospel shod;


In panoply of truth complete,
Salvation’s helmet on his head:
With righteousness, a breastplate meet;
And faith’s broad shield before him spread.


He wrestles not with flesh and blood,
But principalities and powers,
Rulers of darkness, like a flood,
Nigh, and assailing at all hours.


Nor Satan’s fiery darts alone,
Quenched on his shield, at him are hurled;
The traitor in his heart is known,
And the dire friendship of this world.


Undaunted to the field he goes,
Yet vain were skill and valor there,
Unless, to foil his legion foes,
The trustiest weapon were “all-prayer.”


With this omnipotence he moves,
From this the alien armies flee,
Till more than conqueror he proves,
Through Christ who gives him victory.


Thus, strong in his Redeemer’s strength,
Sin, death, and hell, he tramples down,
Fights the good fight, and wins at length,
Through mercy, an immortal crown.


---Alternative verses---


Behold! the Christian warrior stand
In all the armor of his God;
The Spirit’s sword is in his hand;
His feet are with the Gospel shod;

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1825
      Bible Refs: Eph 6:11-12;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 274
      MUSIC
      Name: MISSIONARY CHANT
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1832
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