We sing a lot of modern hymns at our church. This is one of my favorites, by one of my favorite writers -- after Glenn, of course. :-)
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 valor.
When faced with trials on ev'ry 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 vict'ry march continues till the day
Ev'ry eye and heart shall see Him.
So Spirit, come, put strength in ev'ry stride,
Give grace for ev'ry 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.
This group came to our church a few years ago and our choir got to sing with them. We still have four CDs leftover from that concert. I think I gave their CD to all our family members that year for Christmas, but if there is anyone else who would like to have one I'd be glad to send it to you. It's the "In Christ Alone" CD. You can read more about it and listen to clips by clicking the link below. Amazon's best price is $7.72, but mine are FREE! If you want one, leave a comment on this post with info about how to contact you and I'll get your mailing address.