A good soldier of Jesus Christ.@2 Timothy 2:3
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, appended to his Sermons, published 1721-24 (Am I a Soldier of the Cross?), alt. Refrain by Ira Sankey.

Ira D. Sankey, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Parsifal in Quest of the Holy Grail
Ferdinand Leeke (1859-1925)

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?

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In the name of Christ the King,
Who hath purchased life for me,
Thro’ grace I’ll win the promised crown,
Whate’er my cross may be.

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

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Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

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Since I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

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