To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne. Revelation 3:21
Words: Breviary of Châlons-sur-Marne, 1736 (Pugnate, Christi milites). Translated from Latin to English by John H. Clark at Marston, Montgomery, England, Palm Sunday, 1865.
Soldiers, who are Christ’s below,
Strong in faith resist the foe:
Boundless is the pledged reward
Unto them who serve the Lord.
’Tis no palm of fading leaves
That the conqueror’s hand receives;
Joys are his, serene and pure,
Light that ever shall endure.
For the souls that overcome,
Waits the beauteous heavenly home,
Where the blessèd evermore
Tread, on high, the starry floor.
Passing soon and little worth
Are the things that tempt on earth;
Heavenward lift thy soul’s regard;
God Himself is thy reward.
Father, who the crown dost give,
Savior, by whose death we live,
Spirit, who our hearts dost raise,
Three in One, Thy name we praise.