Soldiers, who are Christ's below

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1 Soldiers, who are Christ's below,
strong in faith resist the foe:
boundless is the pledged reward
unto them who serve the Lord.

2 For the souls that overcome
waits the beauteous heavenly home,
where the blessed evermore
tread on high the starry floor.

3 'Tis no palm of fading leaves
that the conqueror's hand receives;
joys are there, serene and pure,
light that ever shall endure.

4 Passing soon and little worth
are the things that tempt on earth;
heavenward lift thy soul's regard:
God himself is thy reward.

5 Father, who the crown dost give,
Saviour, by whose death we live,
Spirit, who our hearts dost raise,
Three in One, thy name we praise.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #309

Translator: J. H. Clark

Clark, John Haldenby, M.A., born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Jan. 28, 1839, and educated at the Grammar School there, and at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1861. On taking Holy Orders, he became Curate of Barinby Moor and Fangfoss. After labouring in various parishes he became, in 1870, Vicar of West Dereham, Norfolk. Mr. Clark is known through his translation,"Soldiers, who are Christ's below." In 1880 he published The Marriage of Cana, and Other Verses; Lynn. It contains a few translations from the Latin, in addition to original verse. He died April 14, 1888. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Ancient and Modern #309

Common Praise #228

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #607

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CPWI Hymnal #822

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #302

Hymns Old and New #450


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The New English Hymnal #450

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