Take the shield of faith, my brother,
Hold it boldly in the light;
And its awful, burnished glory
Will put every foe to flight.
In the mighty name of Jesus,
Ever lift up the shield of faith;
Wield the sword of truth, my brother,
Heavín will crown thy fight of faith.
- Faith is mighty and will conquer,
Bind it firmly on thy heart;
On the hottest field of battle
Thou shalt quench the vilest dart.
- And when trouble specters round thee
Come, thy spirit to depress,
Lift the shield of faith abounding,
And thy soul shall calmly rest.
- Then put on the holy armor,
And defy the tempting throng;
Over all the foes that gather,
Shout and sing the victorís song.