Scripture Verse

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
1848–1907

Words: Har­ry Cross­cup, in Fair­er Than Day (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 128.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cross­cup (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Soldiers for Je­sus, press on to­day,
Fear not sin’s ter­rors, cease not to pray;
Keep bright the ar­mor, hold fast the shield,
Never to Sa­tan one vic­to­ry yield.

Refrain

O how sweet it is to ral­ly
Round the stan­dard sheet of love.
’Neath the cloud­less sky of Hea­ven,
Where the Sav­ior stands above!
In the pre­sence of the Fa­ther
And His ho­ly an­gels bright
Heaven’s smile is on its sol­diers
As they bat­tle for the right.

You who are plant­ing seeds on the field,
Plant deep the word-seed, it God will shield
From birds of ev­il who ho­ver o’er
Fields where you scat­ter seeds from your store.

Refrain

Reapers for Je­sus, go forth to­day;
See, grains are nod­ding—go now, we pray;
Sharpen the sic­kle, bring from the fields
Sheaves which the Mas­ter in har­vest yields.

Refrain