Here’s your sword and shield.
You’re needed on the battlefield.
Hasten, there’s no time for delay!
Oh, hear your fellow soldiers cry,
“We will fight on ‘til we die,”
“Then be rewarded at the ending of day!”
Veteran soldiers have been called out.
They left here with a shout!
They’ve gone on to receive their just reward!
They were examples for me and you,
And we can be victors too,
If we go forth in the name of the Lord!
Ah, we have lingered much too long,
And now the enemy has grown strong.
So, we must rise up bravely in God’s might!
Let’s raise the blood-stained banner high.
For when it’s waving in the sky,
It tells old satan we have just begun to fight!
We must never lay our armor down,
For soon we’ll receive our robe and crown,
And be part of the Blessed Savior's bride!
Far beyond the battle’s roar,
On that everlasting shore,
We’ll stand forever by His side!
Robert F. Dotson © 2007
Music: "Beneath The Cross Of Jesus"
Joyful Noise Music
Performed By: Joy Hardin
Used With Permission