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But take to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God; That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past, Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone,
And stand entire at last. 3 Stand then against your foes,
In close and firm array: Legions of wily fiends oppose
Throughout the evil day: But meet the sons of night,
But mock their vain design; Arm'd in the arms of heavenly light,
Of righteousness divine. 4 Leave no unguarded place,
No weakpess of the soul :
And fortify the whole:
On faith's victorious shield :
You're sure to win the field.
Hymn 205. S. M.
INDo battle all proceed
, But arm yourselves with all the mind
That was in Christ your head :
Satan sbail be subdued,
Apd quench'd with Jesa's blood.
2 Jesus hath died for you!
What can his love withstand ? Believe, hold fast your shield, and who
Shall pluck you from his hand ?
All power 10 him is given:
Believe yourselves to heaven! 3 To keep your armour bright,
Attend with constant care ;
And watching unto prayer:
Steadfastly set your face,
And use your every grace. 4 Pray! without ceasing pray:
(Your Captain gives the word) His summons cheerfully obey,
And call upon the Lord :
Iu instant prayer display;
Hymn 206. S. M.
Attend the trumpet's sound;
The powers of hell surround: Who bow to Christ's command,
Your arms and hearts prepare:
The day of battle is at hand!
Go forth to glorious war! 2 See on the mountain-top
The standard of our God! In Jesu's name I lift it up,
All staind with hallow'd blood.
To all the nations call :
He bore the cross for all.
Your Captain's footsteps see; Follow your Captain, and be led
To certain victory! 'All power to him is given :
He ever reigns the same: Salvation, happiness, and heaven,
Are all in Jesu's name. 4 Only have faith in God;
In faith your foes assail :
But all the powers of hell;
By flaming vengeance burl'd, They throng the air, and darken heaven, And rule the lower world. Hymn 207. C. M.
The Christian Soldier. 1 AM
M I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lapıb? And sball I fear to own his cause,
Or blush to speak his name?
? Must I be carried to the skies,
On flowery beds of ease :
And sail'd thro' bloody seas?
Must I not stem the flood?
To help me on to God?
Increase my courage, Lord :
Supported by thy word.
Sball conquer tho' they die;
And seize it with their eye.
And all thy armies shine
Hymn 208. C. M.
THEN I can read my title clear I'll bid farewell to every fear,
And wipe my weeping eyes. 2 Should earth against my soul engage:
And fiery darts he burld, Then I can smile at Satan's rage, And face a frowning world.
My , all :
3 Let cares like a wild delage come,
Let storms of sorrow fall :
4 There I batbe my weary soul
In seas of heavenly rest, And not a wave of trouble roll
Across my peaceful breast.
DIVINE GOODNESS IN REDEMPTION.
Hymn 209. C. M. B
EHOLD the Saviour of mankind
Nail'd to the shameful tree: How vast the love that him inclin'd
To bleed and die for thee! 2 Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes,
And earth's strong pillars bend! The temple's veil in sunder breaks,
The solid marbles rend. 3 'Tis done! the precious ransom's paid,
“Receive my soul!” he cries : See where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head and dies ! 4 But soon he'll break death's envious chain,
And in full glory shine;
Hymn 210. P. M.
LOVE divine! what hast thou done!
The immortal God hath died for me! The Father's coeternal Son,
Bore all my sins upon the tree: