…as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.@2 Timothy 2:3

William C. Martin, 1900.

Edward M. Fuller (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William C. Martin (1864-1915)

A worthy soldier I would be
Of Christ, who gave Himself for me,
Obeying His command;
And with the Gospel shield and sword,
For truth and right, with Christ my Lord,
God helping me, I’ll stand.

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God helping me, I’ll stand,
With His unyielding band;
All times and everywhere for Christ,
God helping me, I’ll stand.

When over me shall grandly wave
The banner of the martyred brave,
God’s faithful, steadfast band,
Beneath which none e’er fought in vain,
All foes and dangers I’ll disdain;
God helping me, I’ll stand.

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Though I be weary in the fight,
And Satan’s legions, in their spite,
Attack on every hand,
I’ll stand by Christ, my faithful friend,
And steadily unto the end,
God helping me, I’ll stand.

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