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


Words: Fran­cis Part­ridge, in The Book of Com­mon Praise, ed­it­ed by J. E. Jones (To­ro­nto, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da: Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1909).

Music: War­ri­or Ar­chi­bald Mac­Don­ald, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Uprouse you! Sol­diers of the cross,
And let your ban­ner fly;
Ring out the tale of Je­sus’ love,
And raise your songs on high:
Tell all the na­tions how He died,
To save the world from sin;
Proclaim the king­dom’s op­en gates,
That all may en­ter in!

Arouse you to your no­ble task,
To win a dy­ing world,
And rest not till in ev­ery land
Christ’s ban­ner be un­furled!
O ne­ver let your voice be stilled,
Your life­long strug­gle cease,
Till all the earth shall wor­ship Him,
Th’eter­nal Prince of Peace.

Then for­ward, to the bat­tle press,
Ye ran­somed sons of light;
Your daunt­less souls shall vic­to­ry gain
In ev­ery long-drawn fight;
Till ye be­fore the throne of God
Your joy­ful cap­tives bring,
And with the crown up­on your brow,
His end­less prais­es sing!