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.
|First Line:||Am I a soldier of the cross|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1724)|
|Scripture:||2 Timothy 3:5|
|Topic:||Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Christians: Triumph of; Perseverance(2 more...)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||John Chetham's Book of Psalmody, 1718|