Scripture Verse

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. 2 Timothy 4:7

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph Stam­mers, in the Cot­tage Ma­ga­zine, ed­it­ed by John Buck­worth, Vi­car of Dews­bu­ry, 1830, alt.

Music: For­ti­tude (Fil­by) Will­iam Fil­by, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stam­mers or Fil­by (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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Breast the wave, Christian, when it is strongest,
Watch for day, Christian, when the night’s longest;
Onward and upward still be thine endeavor;
The rest that remaineth will be forever.

Fight the fight, Christian, Jesus is o’er thee;
Run the race, Christian, Heav’n is before thee;
He who hath promised faltereth never;
The love of eternity flows on forever.

Lift thine eye, Christian, just as it closeth;
Raise thy heart, Christian, ere it reposeth;
Thee from the love of Christ nothing shall sever;
And when all thy work is done, praise Him forever.