5822. Rise, Ye Children of Salvation

1. Rise, ye children of salvation,
All who cleave to Christ the head;
Wake, awake, O mighty nation,
Ere the foe on Zion tread;
He draws nigh, and would defy
All the hosts of God most high.

2. Saints and martyrs long before us
Firmly on this ground have stood;
See their banner waving o’er us,
Conquerors through the Savior’s blood.
Ground we hold, whereon of old,
Fought the faithful and the bold.

3. Fighting, we shall be victorious
By the blood of Christ our Lord;
On our foreheads, bright and glorious,
Shines the witness of His Word;
Spear and shield on battlefield,
His great name; we cannot yield.

4. When His servants stand before Him
Each receiving his reward,
When His saints in light adore Him,
Giving glory to the Lord;
Victory! our song shall be
Like the thunder of the sea.

Text Information
First Line: Rise, ye children of salvation
Title: Rise, Ye Children of Salvation
German Title: Auf! ihr Christen, Christi Glieder
Author: Justus Falckner (1697)
Translator (from German): Emma F. Bevan (1858)
Meter: 87.87.77
Language: English
Source: Geistreiches Gesangbuch (Halle, Germany: 1697); Translation in Songs of Eternal Life, 1858
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: UNSER HERRSCHER
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 87.87.77
Incipit: 12313 45517 65322
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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