468. Soldiers, Who Are Christ's Below

1 Soldiers, who are Christ’s below,
Strong in faith resist the foe;
Boundless is the pledged reward
Unto them who serve the Lord.

2 ’Tis no palm of fading leaves
That the conqu'ror’s hand receives;
Joys are his, serene and pure,
Light that ever shall endure.

3 Passing soon and little worth
Are the things that tempt on earth;
Heav'nward lift your soul’s regard;
God Himself is your reward.

4 Father, who the crown dost give,
Savior, by whose death we live,
Spirit, who our hearts dost raise,
Three in One, Thy name we praise.


Text Information
First Line: Soldiers, who are Christ's below
Title: Soldiers, Who Are Christ's Below
Translator: J. H. Clark (1865)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 12:1-2; Revelation 22:12
Topic: Conflict; Funeral; Warfare, Christian
Source: Latin hymn; Bourges Breviary, 1734
Tune Information
Composer: Myles B. Foster (1889)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: E♭ Major

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