Hear the trumpet, my brother

SONG: A call to battle for the Lord!

Christian song to fight spiritual warfare

We as Christians are called to fight spiritual warfare against sin: Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:11-12.

This battle song is a call to join God’s army and fight the good fight of faith! Are you part of this battle throng?

This music video about fighting spiritual warfare is performed by members of Brunstad Christian Church Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, and Bafoussam, Cameroon, and they are singing song #239 from the songbook Ways of the Lord.

Lyrics: Hear the trumpet, my brother

Hear the trumpet, my brother, sound forth
From God’s throne to us here on the earth.
Come and join the battle throng,
Armed with God’s full armor on.
Grip the Spirit’s Sword, God’s Word.
Bind the breastplate of righteousness tight.
In our battle we’ll strive here aright.
With salvation’s helmet on
And faith’s shield, we shall overcome.

Zeal and fire are required!
We have Jesus’ death—
To the flesh, no debt!
Zeal and fire are required!—
Yes, the burning zeal of Christ.

See our Captain, our Brother, indeed.
Yes, our Savior so great we will heed.
To the depths He did descend;
All sin’s might He there condemned—
To His Father then returned.
He has freed us from shame and from sin.
We must watch to be always with Him.
Fight to death here faithfully;
Soon our gath’ring to Him will be.

Have you time your own life to preserve,
Like a slave bound to things of the earth?
Just to build your house you try,
Which will soon in ruins lie.
Now the evening’s far advanced.
See the faithful ones; come, follow them!
Build God’s temple, your heavenly home.
Stone on stone, yes, step by step,
Soon the capstone will be raised up!”


Title: Hear the trumpet, my brother
Lyrics: Elihu Pedersen
Melody: Elihu Pedersen
Performed by Brunstad Christian Church Vanderbijlpark (Africa)
From songbook Ways of the Lord #239
©Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatters Forlag 2020 | ActiveChristianity.org
Produced by Brunstad Christian Church