Scripture Verse

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. Ephesians 6:12


Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Lo, the con­flict of the ag­es
Is up­on us to­day,
And the ar­mies are as­semb­ling
All in bat­tle ar­ray;
Are you num­bered with the faith­ful,
One of God’s loy­al few,
Who have sworn Him full al­le­giance?
Can He count up­on you?


Have your eyes caught the vi­sion?
Have your hearts felt the thrill?
To the call of the Mas­ter
Do you an­swer, I will?
For the con­flict of the ag­es,
Told by pro­phets and by sag­es,
In its fu­ry is up­on us,
Is up­on us to­day.

Catch the vi­sion of a lost world
Going down­ward in sin,
While the Mas­ter’s great com­mis­sion
Long un­heed­ed has been;
See the child­ren of the king­dom
Joined in heart and in hand,
Pressing for­ward in the strug­gle
To re­deem this fair land.


See the Church of God awak­ing
And with glo­ri­ous zest
She is lay­ing on her al­tars
Now her nob­lest and blest;
T’ward the fi­nal con­sum­ma­tion
We are hast­en­ing on,
And the time for loy­al ser­vice
Will for­ev­er be done.