Armor Us (A Call to Social Justice)

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The text is a prayer based on Psalm 144, a psalm of lament.  While the original text begins with military imagery (David preparing for war) and ends with prayer for prosperity if the nation is faithful to God, the new text references economic, media, and spiritual “battles.”

Picture: David is portrayed here in a battle with the Ammonites. (II Samuel 10:1-19)

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Biblical source: Psalm 144  (God, Our Rock and Fortress)

Tune name: ARMOR US

Alternate tune: CWM RHONDDA


Hymn content:  4 verses

Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ or piano

Sample text:  Verse 1

Verse 1  (Recognizing God’s power and human frailty)
God our rock and towering fortress,
Mighty shield from first to last.
We like prophets must be fearless,
Saving all from terror’s blasts.
Armor us with right for battle.
Soon we’re shadows from the past,
Soon we’re shadows from the past.

Key Words:  faith, freedom, hope, Independence Day, July 4th, justice, military/troops, nation
Collection(s):  Holiday, Social Justice
Credits: The illustration of David is © Sweet Publishing and licensed by FreeBibleimages for free download under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 3.0 Unported License. More of their illustrations are available at the following websites:,
©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler.  Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.


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