445. 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 thro' bloody seas?

3 Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vain 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
With faith's discerning eye.

6 When that illustrious Day shall rise,
And all Thine armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Am I a soldier of the Cross
Title: Am I a Soldier of the Cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1721, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Christian Warfare
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER OLD
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Psalter," Thomas Este, 1592



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