The Armour Of God
By Tom D Blakely
Put on the armour of God. Wear it each day; be wise,
We are the soldiers of Christ our Captain. Let’s not be taken by surprise.
This war is fought for our souls. Great issues are at stake,
The Devil battles to spoil God’s glory, so to our armour we must take….
There is a BELT we should wear. TRUTH is its honourable name,
It is the first thing; so we dare not forget it.
Christians, must not be put to shame!
There is no good in ourselves. But let us never be dismayed,
We have a BREASTPLATE that comes from Jesus.
We have His RIGHTEOUSNESS instead.
SHOD in the GOSPEL OF PEACE. Though many troubled paths we walk,
May we be ready, so that in our travels,
We may win others by our talk.
Hold tight to the SHIELD of FAITH. For without it we would all be lost,
It is the mainstay of all our armour.
Who sets it down will pay the cost.
The HELMET worn on our head; it is our eternal crown,
Proof of our SALVATION by God’s own Son.
A Saviour we must not let down.
We have only one weapon to fight; The SWORD, which is God’s precious WORD,
It combats error, conflicts with evil,
And clears a pathway to our God.
FASTEN YOUR ARMOUR WITH PRAYER, that we may always know God’s will,
We then shall conquer and march to victory,
As God’s commands we shall fulfil.
Put on the armour of God. Watch out for all attacks,
Never be lazy, or flee the battle; there is no armour for our backs!
[From Ephesians 6: 11-18]