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There awaits a crown

Representative Text

1 I will try to be a soldier of the cross,
Tho' its banner leads in wild and rugged ways;
Tho' the spirit meets with burden and with loss,
And the clouds of grief may shadow all my days.

Onward, soldier, to the battle,
Ther [sic] awaits a crown of beauty and of light,
Gird thine armor, be thy ardor,
To the battle in his glory and might.

2 I will try to be a soldier of the cross,
For my Savior keepeth watch and ward above;
He will make the spirit triumph over loss,
For He leadeth all His children in His love. [Chorus]

3 I will try to be a soldier of the cross,
And the spirit will not sink beneath its load;
For the dearest ties of earth are only dross,
And our souls should only upward look to God. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #178

Author: Neva Parkhill Prentice

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Text Information

First Line: I will try to be a soldier of the cross
Title: There awaits a crown
Author: Neva Parkhill Prentice
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, soldier, to the battle
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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Crowning Glory No. 1 #178

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Joy Bells of Heaven #d26

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Joyful Greeting #48

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d162

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