481. 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 view the triumph from afar,
And seize it with their 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Am I a soldier of the cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1724)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:5
Topic: Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Christians: Triumph of; Perseverance (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MARLOW
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: John Chetham's Book of Psalmody, 1718



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