Scripture Verse

Like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3


Words: J. Jack­son, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), page 33.

Music: Fa­rid­a­bad John R. Swe­ney, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as S. J. Rob­son, Swe­ney’s pseu­do­nym.

If you know Jack­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney


At our post, as valiant soldiers,
Bearing each our sword and shield;
This our watchword now and ever:
We will die, but never yield.


At our post, no step must falter,
Let us stand with one accord,
Beating back the wary tempter,
In the name of Christ the Lord.

At our post, no step must falter,
At our post, no time to sleep;
We must guard the royal standard,
Every eye a watch must keep.


At our post in active duty
Whensoe’er the Lord shall call;
At our post and faithful servants
May He find us one and all.