Chosen…to be a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4
Words: John Marriott, October 15, 1811, for the baptism of his son Charles, who became a leader of the Tractarian movement.
If you know where to get a good picture of Marriott (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.