485. Soldiers who to Christ belong

1 Soldiers who to Christ belong,
Trust ye in his Word, be strong;
For his promises are sure,
His rewards for aye endure.

2 His no crowns that pass away,
His no palm that sees decay,
His the joy that shall not fade,
His the light that knows no shade;

3 His the home for spirits blest,
Where he gives them peaceful rest,
Far above the starry skies,
In the bliss of Paradise.

4 Here on earth ye can but clasp
Things that perish in the grasp:
Lift your hearts, then, to the skies;
God Himself shall be your prize.

5 Praise we now with saints at rest
Father, Son and Spirit blest;
For his promises are sure,
His rewards shall aye endure.


Text Information
First Line: Soldiers who to Christ belong
Translator: Isaac Williams (1839)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Topic: Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; The Church: Communion of Saints; Faith: In Christ (3 more...)
Source: Anon. in Breviary of Châlon-sur-Marne, 1736; Tr. recast in The Hymnary, 1872
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann R. Ahle (1664, alt.)
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Key: A Major

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