Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.@2 Timothy 2:3
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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Elizabeth C. Gaskell, 1848.

Navarre, attributed to King Theobald of Navarre; arranged by Daniel B. Towner, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)

Sleep not, soldier of the cross,
Foes are lurking all around;
Look not here to find repose;
This is but thy battleground.

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Sleep not, soldier of the cross,
Foes are lurking all around;
Look not here to find repose;
This is but thy battleground.

Up! and take thy shield and sword!
Up! it is the call of Heav’n;
Shrink not faithless from thy Lord;
Nobly strive, as He hath striven.

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Break thro’ all the force of ill;
Tread the might of passion down;
Struggling onward, onward still,
To thy conquering Savior’s crown.

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Thro’ the midst of toil and pain,
Let this thought ne’er leave thy breast;
Every triumph thou dost gain
Makes more sweet thy coming rest.

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