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Wednesday Is for Worship: “O Church, Arise”

Wednesday Is for Worship

It’s Wednesday, and it’s time to arise!  Today’s Wednesday Is for Worship song will call you to do just that as we sing along with “O Church, Arise.”

Written and published through Thankyou Music in 2005 by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, who have shown themselves to be today’s premiere modern hymn-writers, this song is a battle hymn for the church.  We who are followers of Jesus Christ must never forget that we are indeed in a battle.  Although out warfare is not conventional but spiritual, it is nevertheless real and present.  Thankfully, God has equipped us with every spiritual weapon to face our foe and has actually already won the victory through the cross of Christ.

As you sing along with Keith’s wife, Kristyn Getty, may you be encouraged to stand firm in the battle in the strength that God has given!

O Church Arise and put your armor 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


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