Chosen…to be a soldier.@2 Timothy 2:4

John Marriott, October 15, 1811, for the baptism of his son Charles, who became one of the leaders of the Tractarian movement.

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

William H. Monk (1823–1889)

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.