…our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever.@2 Peter 3:18

James C. Macy, in Joy and Gladness, edited by James H. Fillmore (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers, 1880) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Standing by the cross of Jesus,
Thro’ faith His throne we see,
Where amid the hosts of Heaven,
The Christian’s home shall be.

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Glory, glory to the Savior!
He’s my shepherd,
And my strength and shield!
And to Him, the King of glory,
Sinful hosts shall yield.

Let me bear the cross for Jesus,
And wait not by the way;
Gladly I’ll obey His precepts,
And always trust and pray.

Refrain

Happy, happy Christian soldier!
Be watchful and be true;
Never leave the post of duty
That Christ has giv’n to you.

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