573. 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.

Text Information
First Line: Am I a soldier of the cross
Title: Am I a Soldier of the Cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1724)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3
Topic: Perseverance; The Christian Life: Christian Warfare; Christians: Triumph of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MARLOW
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: John Chatham's Book of Psalmody, 1718; arr.



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