He must first worship, and then go to war. God will not honour irreverent spirits. It is not enough to ask instructions from the Lord Jesus; we must adore him, and maintain a devout spirit. Great Captain of the sacred host, we adore thee at this hour! Give us thy commands, and go with us to the conflict, and we will not fear our adversaries, however great or many they be.
Thee we acknowledge, God and Lord,
Jesus for sinners slain;
Who art by heaven and earth adored,
Worthy o’er both to reign.
Great Captain of the hosts of God,
Low at thy feet we bow;
Tis holy ground where thou hast trod,
We loose our sandals how.