The panoply of truth.
BEHOLD the Christian Warrior stand
In all the armour of his God;
The Spirit’s sword is in his hand,
His feet are with the Gospel shod;—
2 In panoply of truth complete,
Salvation’s helmet on his head;
With righteousness a breast-plate meet,
And faith’s broad shield before him spread;—
3 Undaunted to the ﬁeld he goes;
Yet vain were skill and valour there,
Unless, to foil his legion foes,
He takes the trustiest weapon, prayer.
4 Thus, strong in his Redeemer’s strength,
Sin, death, and hell, he tramples down;
Fights the good ﬁght, and wins at length,
Through mercy, an immortal crown.
Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)