Scripture Verse

Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, 1891.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of John­ston,

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


Soldier of Christ, be stead­fast!
This is the ev­il day;
Look to your roy­al lead­er,
Ever His word ob­ey.
Taking the heav’n­ly ar­mor,
Wait for your Lord’s com­mand;
This is the charge He gives you,
Having done all, to stand.


Stand, there­fore, stand;
Stand, there­fore, stand;
Trusting in Je­sus, our Sav­ior,
Having done all to stand.

Patient and true and faith­ful,
Facing the dead­ly foe;
Stand in the place ap­point­ed,
March when He bids you go.
All through the pass­ing moments,
Onward to Ca­naan’s land;
Banish all fear and doubt­ing,
Having done all, to stand.


This is no time to quest­ion,
This is no time to yield;
Never a soul should fal­ter,
Bearing His sword and shield.
Keep in the ranks of Je­sus,
Watching on ev­ery hand;
This is the Chris­tian du­ty,
Having done all, to stand.