Do you know or remember Mike Batt’s stirring song The Ride to Agadir?

“We rode in the morning, / Casablanca to the west”. If you live in the valley of the shadow, any day can be an epic struggle. Paul says: But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! (1Co 15:57) and: If God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom 8:31)

[C126 SV40     27 December 2008]

We rise in the morning
Another night, no rest
But we strap on our armour, go out to do our best
For the Son, in the Spirit
We count all else as lost
And we’re under no illusions; we depend upon the Cross;
We are under no illusions; we depend upon the Cross

In the cold and the loneliness
We sharpen up the Sword
To enable us to stand firm in the power of the Word
With the helmet of Salvation
With His power at our back
We will stand our ground and we will beat off all attacks!
We will stand our ground and we will beat off all attacks!

We will not give in
In this battle we know that we’ll have the victory
There’s no hold for sin
It’s His battle and we know that He’s won our victory

We cry out to Him
Send us power from above!
Let us not forget that You hold us always in your Love
It’s for us You have died
And we must live for You
Give us grace and the power to do what we must do
Give us grace and the power to do what we must do

We will not give in!
In this battle we know that we’ll have the victory
We will trust in Him!
It’s His battle and we know He’s won our victory

We rise in the morning
And face another test
So we strap on our armour, go out and do our best
For the Son, in the Spirit
We count all else as lost
And we’re under no illusions; we depend upon the Cross;
We are under no illusions; our victory’s in the Cross.

1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Eph 6:11  Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks.
Eph 6:12  For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.
Eph 6:13  So put on God’s armour now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy’s attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.
Eph 6:14  So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate,
Eph 6:15  and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace.
Eph 6:16  At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One.
Eph 6:17  And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you.
Eph 6:18  Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people.
Php 3:7  But all those things that I might count as profit I now reckon as loss for Christ’s sake.
Rom 8:31  If God is for us, who can be against us?

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