Rise Up Soldiers
By Frederick Blanchard
Rise up all you soldiers young and old
The time has come to stand at attention,
And move forward in faith and in confidence
For the lord is calling his army into action.
Listen to whispering words of the faithful
And shift your faith into a forward gear,
For idle vessels are useless and tossed aside
So in trust move with the Lord without fear.
March on soldiers through the muddy waters
Proudly shielded by God’s righteous armor,
And be fully equipped with the word of God
Ready to bring the Gospel message to the unsure.
Rise up soldiers from your bed of laziness
Putting on the armor of God, and take his sword,
To cut the Spirit of darkness with the love of God
And spread the promise of an eternal reward.