Scripture Verse

Chosen…to be a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4

Introduction

Words: John Mar­ri­ott, October 15, 1811, for the bap­tism of his son Charles, who be­came a lead­er of the Trac­tar­i­an move­ment.

Music: Wells (Monk) Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

Grant to this child the inward grace,
While we the outward sign impart;
The cross we on his forehead trace
Do Thou engrave upon his heart.

May it his pride and glory be,
Beneath Thy banner fair unfurled,
To march to certain victory
O’er sin, o’er Satan, o’er the world.