Storm the Forts of Darkness

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of hymns. This one has really been in my head lately.

  1. Soldiers of our God, arise!
    The day is drawing nearer;
    Shake the slumber from your eyes,
    The light is growing clearer.
    Sit no longer idly by,
    While the heedless millions die;
    Lift the blood-stained banner high,
    And take the field for Jesus.

    • Storm the forts of darkness, bring them down, bring them down!
      Storm the forts of darkness, bring them down, bring them down!
      Pull down the devil’s kingdom,
      Where’er he holds dominion,
      Storm the forts of darkness, bring them down.
      Glory, honor to the Lamb,
      Praise and power to the Lamb;
      Glory, honor, praise and power,
      Be forever to the Lamb.
  2. See the brazen hosts of hell,
    Art and power employing;
    More than human tongue can tell,
    Blood-bought souls destroying.
    Hark! from ruin’s ghastly road,
    Victims groan beneath their load,
    Forward, O ye sons of God,
    And dare or die for Jesus.
  3. Warriors of the risen King,
    Great army of salvation,
    Spread His fame, His praises sing,
    And conquer every nation.
    Raise the glorious standard higher,
    Work for victory, never tire;
    Forward march with blood and fire,
    And win the world for Jesus.
I love that idea; storm the forts of darkness, bring them down. What does this mean to you? It makes me think of all of the injustices in the world – how we cannot sit back and let it happen. Also reminds me of something William Booth once said..

“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight, I’ll fight to the very end!”

Here’s the best video I could come up with that features “Storm the Forts of Darkness” – just a tiny snippet 🙂

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