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

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

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

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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.