1 Go fight the fight with all thy might
For Christ is with thee ever;
Go meet the foe arrayed below
For He will leave thee never.
Be brave and strong to fight the wrong,
And waver not nor falter,
And thine shall be the victory
That naught can change or alter.
2 Be not afraid tho’ plots be laid
To hold thee in derision,
Thy Christ wilt guide what ere betide,
And strengthen thy decision.
Then up and speak however weak,
Denouncing sin unspairing—
Faint not nor fear for He is near
To keep thee from despairing.
3 Be oft in prayer and ne’er despair
Tho’ life be dark and dreary;
Live pure and strong, turn from the wrong,
Faint not however weary.
When tempted sore His grace implore,
And lose the vict’ry never,
For thou at last, the danger past,
Wilt dwell with Him forever.
Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >