There’s a strife we all must wage,
From life’s entrance to its close;
Blest the bold who dare engage!
Woe for him who seeks repose!
Honored they who firmly stand,
While the conflict presses round;
God’s own banner in their hand,
In his service faithful found.
What our foes? Each thought impure
Passions fierce, that tear the soul;
Every ill that we can cure;
Every crime we can control;
Every suffering which our hand
Can with soothing care assuage;
Every evil of our land;
Every error of our age.
On, then, to the glorious field!
He who dies his life shall save;
God himself shall be our shield,
He shall bless and crown the brave.
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #319||Struggle||There's a strife we all must wage||Bulfinch||7s. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #319||There's a strife we all must wage||Bulfinch||1848|
|Heart and Voice #d269||The struggle of life||There's a strife we all must wage||Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch||1909|
|Heart and Voice #d272||The struggle of life||There's a strife we all must wage||Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch||1917|
|Hymns of the Spirit #582||There's a strife we all must wage||1864|
|Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d314||The struggle of life||There's a strife we all must wage||Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch||1900|
|Progressive Songster #d147||The struggle of life||There's a strife we all must wage||Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch||1872|
|Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #129||There's a strife we all must wage||Bulfinch||1883|
|The Gospel Psalmist #504||The Battle of Life||There's a strife we all must wage||Bulfinch||1861||Trials and Temptations ||
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #274||There's a strife we all must wage||Bulfinch||1857|
|Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d170||There's a strife we all must wage||Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch||1894|