Tis a Battle

Oh ‘tis a battle fierce and strong
Waging in earnest ‘gainst sin and wrong

Oh ‘tis a battle fierce and strong
Waging in earnest ‘gainst sin and wrong
You are a soldier in the fray
Fighting for Jesus from day to day

Truth be your girdle firmly clasped
Righteousness, breastplate to still each blast
Faith, His own Blood your precious shield
Quenching the darts from Satan’s field
Sword, God’s own Word, wielding left and right
Cleaving, defending with power and might

Prayer claims the vict’ry in the fight
Seeing the forces all put to flight
Satan your en’my, deadly foe
With his own legions to overthrow
Christ, King, victorious at your side
Leading you onwards in vict’ry stride

Soldier be ready and brave to fight
Soldier be faithful through dark the night
Soldier the armour God gave to you
Makes you invincible, through and through.

~ Jenny Daniel