"Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You"
                        by Wilhelm E. Arends, 1677-1721
                      Translated by John M. Sloan, 1835-?
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you,
	O Christians, lest the Foe destroy you,
	For Satan has designed your fall.
	Wield God's Word, a weapon glorious!
	Against each foe you'll be victorious;
	Our God will set you o'er them all.
	Is Satan strong and fell?
	Here is Immanuel.
	Sing hosanna!
	The strong ones yield,
	With Christ our Shield,
	And we as conqueror's hold the field.

	2. Cast afar this world's vain pleasures,
	Aye, boldly fight for heavenly treasures,
	And steadfast be in Jesus' might.
	He will help, whate'er betide you,
	And naught will harm with Christ beside you;
	By faith you'll conquer in the fight.
	Then shame, thou weary soul!
	Look forward to the goal:
	There joy waits thee. 
	The race, then, run;
	The combat done,
	Thy crown of glory will be won.

	3. Wisely fight, for time is fleeting,
	The hours of grace are fast retreating;
	Short, short, is this our earthly way.
	Then the trump the dead is waking
	And sinners all with fear are quaking,
	With joy the saints will greet that Day.
	Bless God, our triumph's sure,
	Tho' long we did endure
	Scorn and trial.
	Thou, Son of God,
	To Thine abode
	Wilt lead the way Thyself hast trod.

	4. Jesus, all Thy children cherish
	And keep them that they never perish
	Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy blood.
	Let new life to us be given
	That we may look to Thee in heaven
	Whenever fearful is our mood.
	Thy spirit on us pour
	That we may love Thee more--
	Hearts o'erflowing;
	And then will we 
	Be true to Thee
	In death and life eternally. Amen.

Notes: Hymn #444 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Eph. 6:10-18 Author: Wilhelm E. Arends, 1714 Translated by: John M. Sloan, 1865 Titled: "Ruestet euch, ihr Christenleute" Composer: Philipp Nicolai, 1599 Tune: "Wachet auf"
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