"Arm These Thy Soldiers, Mighty Lord"
                     by Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.238

	1. Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord,
	With shield of faith and Spirit's sword.
	Forth to the battle may they go
	And boldly fight against the Foe.

	2. With banner of the Cross unfurled,
	They overcome the evil world
	And so at last receive from Thee
	The palm and crown of victory.

	3. Come, ever-blessed Spirit, come
	And make Thy servants' hearts Thy home,
	May each a living temple be
	Hallowed forever, Lord, to Thee.

	4. Enrich that temple's holy shrine
	With sevenfold gifts of grace divine;
	With wisdom, light, and knowledge bless,
	With counsel, strength, fear, godliness.

	5. O Trinity in Unity,
	One only God and Persons Three,
	In whom, through whom, by whom, we live,
	To Thee we praise and glory give.

	6. Oh, grant us so to use Thy grace
	That we may see Thy glorious face
	And ever with the heavenly host
	Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Notes: Hymn #332 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Eph. 6:13 Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1862, alt. Tune: "Erhslt uns, Herr" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1543
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