I meant to post this around the same time as the Chick-Fil-A flap but never got around to it. This post is dedicated to all conservatives determined to make a virtue out of wimpiness in these culture wars. I’d like to refresh everyone’s memory with some hymns they may have forgotten about, and perhaps introduce you to some new ones. I humbly submit that if these lyrics don’t light your fire, your wood is soaking wet.
“Onward Christian Soldiers,” sung by Libera:
“Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.” I like this rocking version by the Promise Keepers:
“Rise Up, O Men O God,” sung by the FSU & UF Men’s Glee Clubs:
“Lift High the Cross,” sung by the Ward Chancel Choir:
And finally one that I couldn’t find a good video for, but here are the lyrics to “The Fight Is On,” by Lelia Morris:
The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out,
The cry “To arms!” is heard afar and near;
The Lord of hosts is marching on to victory,
The triumph of the Christ will soon appear.
The fight is on, O Christian soldier,
And face to face in stern array,
With armor gleaming, and colors streaming,
The right and wrong engage today!
The fight is on, but be not weary;
Be strong, and in His might hold fast;
If God be for us, His banner o’er us,
We’ll sing the victor’s song at last!
The fight is on, arouse, ye soldiers brave and true!
Jehovah leads, and vict’ry will assure;
Go buckle on the armor God has given you,
And in His strength unto the end endure.
The Lord is leading on to certain victory;
The bow of promise spans the eastern sky;
His glorious Name in every land shall honored be;
The morn will break, the dawn of peace is nigh.
Did I get all your favorites? Which war-like hymns are you fond of?
(You are also free to comment if this entire post gives you hives. Just do so at your own risk. )