260. Am I a Soldier of the Cross

1 Am I a soldier of the cross,
a foll'wer of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause
or blush to speak His Name?

2 Must I be carried to the skies
on flow'ry beds of ease,
while others fought to win the prize
and sailed through bloody seas?

3 Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace
to help me on to God?

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign;
increase my courage, Lord;
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
supported by Thy Word.

5 Thy saints in all this glorious war
shall conquer, though they die;
they see the triumph from afar
by faith's discerning eye.

6 When that illustrious day shall rise,
and all Thine armies shine
in robes of vict'ry through the skies,
the glory shall be Thine.

Text Information
First Line: Am I a soldier of the cross
Title: Am I a Soldier of the Cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1724)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Submission and Profession
Tune Information
Name: ARLINGTON
Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne (1762)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major



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