…as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.@2 Timothy 2:3

George N. Lovejoy.

Clarence B. Strouse, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Stand firm when the enemy charges
Your ranks in all his might,
When sore, indeed, is the danger,
Which lies in the hot, fierce fight;
Cow’r not in that hour of conflict
When the test comes unto you;
But in that hour of hours
To God, and yourself be true!

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We are soldiers, soldiers,
Soldiers of a heav’nly king,
We are soldiers, soldiers,
And we’ll make His praises ring,
We’ll make His praises ring forever.

Stand firm, and not for an instant
Let the coward’s thought be yours,
Or the heart that’s weak and trembling,
Nor the heart that not endures;
But steel your breast to the conflict,
With courage your soul endue,
And in that hour of hours
To God, and yourself be true!

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Stand firm, and so shall falter
The enemy at last,
Grow weak, and yield the conquest,
And the trial will be past;
And so shall glorious vict’ry
O’er sin come unto you,
Since you, in that hour of hours
To God, and yourself be true!

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