Onward Christian Soldiers
We live in crazy times but must keep moving onward, Christian soldiers! We must march as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before! It is Christ the Royal Master Who leads against the foe as we go forward into battle.
Ephesians 6:10-18 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
Make no mistake -- we are fighting a spiritual battle and must put on the whole armour of God. Brothers and sisters, we are not divided … we are all one body, one in hope, doctrine and charity! All glory and honour unto Christ our King! Onward, Christian soldiers!
Writer: Sabine Baring-Gould (1865), composed by Arthur Sullivan (1871)