Last Sunday we had a glorious day of fellowship and sang this at church. I love the lyrics…
O’ Church Arise
O Church Arise and put your armour on Hear the call of Christ our Captain For now the weak can say that they are strong In the strength that God has given With shield of faith and belt of truth We’ll stand against the devil’s lies An army bold whose battle-cry is Love Reaching out to those in darkness.
Our call to war to love the captive soul But to rage against the captor And with the sword that makes the wounded whole We will fight with faith and valour When faced with trials on every side We know the outcome is secure And Christ will have the prize for which He died An inheritance of nations.
Come see the cross where love and mercy meet As the Son of God is stricken Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet For the Conqueror has risen And as the stone is rolled away And Christ emerges from the grave This victory march continues till the day Every eye and heart shall see Him.
So Spirit come put strength in every stride Give grace for every hurdle That we may run with faith to win the prize Of a servant good and faithful As saints of old still line the way Retelling triumphs of His grace We hear their calls and hunger for the day When with Christ we stand in glory.
I especially like what you see emboldened, the lyrics just touched my heart.
O Church Arise – Keith & Kristyn Getty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=847PuFjwB4I&feature=player_embedded#at=239 Hope you have a peaceful day of worship and rest!