A worthy soldier I would be

A worthy soldier I would be

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [A worthy soldier I would be]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A worthy soldier I would be
Of Christ, who gave himself for me,
Obeying his command;
And with the gospel shield and sword,
For truth and right, with Christ my Lord,
God helping me, I'll stand.

Chorus:
God helping me, I'll stand,
With his unyielding band;
All times and ev'rywhere for Christ,
God helping me, I'll stand.

2 When over me shall grandly wave
The banner of the martyred brave,
God's faithful, steadfast band,
Beneath which none e'er fought in vain,
All foes and dangers I'll disdain;
God helping me, I'll stand. [Chorus]

3 Tho' I be weary in the fight,
And Satan's legions, in their spite,
Attack on ev'ry hand,
I'll stand by Christ, my faithful Friend,
And steadily unto the end,
God helping me, I'll stand. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Hymn Book: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, Gospel and Social Meetings #3

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A worthy soldier I would be
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: God helping me, I'll stand

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The Cyber Hymnal #11421
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The Cyber Hymnal #11421

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