1 To the ranks of God I do now belong,
Therefore, when I'm tempted to do a wrong,
I will look to Christ who can make me strong,
And answer with the best that's in me.
I will answer with the best that's in me;
For my Captain I can much endure;
I will answer with the best that's in me,
I'll be loyal, manly, brave and pure.
2 Tho' the current's swift, and tho' frail my bark,
And the light from heaven seems but a spark;
Tho' the task is hard and the way is dark,
I'll answer with the best that's in me. [Refrain]
3 When the battle rages, and fierce the fight,
and the Captain calls me to stand for right,
I will not grow faint, but with all my might
I'll answer to the best that's in me. [Refrain]Source: Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a69