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|
|Title:||Am I a Soldier of the Cross|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1724)|
|Scripture:||2 Timothy 2:3|
|Topic:||Perseverance; The Christian Life: Christian Warfare; Christians: Triumph of(2 more...)|
|Source:||John Chatham's Book of Psalmody, 1718; arr.|