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Fight the Good Fight

We soon shall see the day, With our toils and cares shall cease

Author: J. Bidlake Habington
Tune: [We soon shall see the day]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We soon shall see the day
When our toils and cares shall cease;
When we shall cast our arms away,
And dwell in endless peace:—

Refrain:
If, like Paul, we shall fight the good fight;
If, like Paul, we lay hold on eternal life;
We shall receive a crown, a crown of righteousness,
Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give us that day.

2 This hope supports us here,
And it makes our burdens light;
‘Twill serve our drooping hearts to cheer,
Till faith shall end in sight:—[Refrain]

3 Then, of the prize possessed,
We, of wars, shall hear no more;
But ever with our Leader rest
On yonder peaceful shore:— [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #40

Author: J. Bidlake Habington

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Text Information

First Line: We soon shall see the day, With our toils and cares shall cease
Title: Fight the Good Fight
Author: J. Bidlake Habington
Language: English
Refrain First Line: If, like Paul, we shall fight the good fight
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11895
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #11895

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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