217. Rise, Ye Children of Salvation

1 Rise, ye children of salvation,
All who cleave to Christ the Head!
Wake, arise, 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 heroes long before us
Firmly on this ground have stood;
See their banners waving o’er us,
Conqu'rors 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: J. Falckner, 1672-1723
Translator: E. F. Bevan, 1827-1909
Meter: 87 87 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Church Militant; Epiphany 5
Tune Information
Composer: J. Neander, 1650-80
Meter: 87 87 77
Key: C Major

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