Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck Hymnal: The Excelsior Hymnal #81 (1919) Hymnal Title: The Excelsior Hymnal First Line: Arise! arise! arise! be not afraid Refrain First Line: Trust ye in the Lord forever Lyrics: 1 Arise! arise! arise! be not afraid;
Arise! arise! for God will be thine aid.
Yes, the Lord will go before thee,
And His banner shall be o’er thee,
While the mighty pow’r of evil shall be slayed.
Trust ye in the Lord forever,
And thy trust He will reward,
He will be thy strong Deliv’rer,
He will be thy watch and ward;
With the sword of the Lord and Gideon,
Ye shall smite the hosts of Midian,
Ye shall conquer in the battle, praise the Lord!
2 March on! march on! for God is with the right;
March on! march on! and ye shall surely smite
As a man the host of Midian,
For the Lord will fight for Gideon,
And the army of the foes be put to flight. [Refrain]
3 Behold! behold! oh, trusting little band;
Behold! behold! and ye shall understand.
Tho’ the evil ones surround thee,
Yet they never shall confound thee,
If ye faithfully obey the Lord’s command. [Refrain] Languages: English Tune Title: [Arise! arise! arise! be not afraid]
The Sword of the Lord and Gideon