Scripture Verse

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10


Words: George Raw­son, Hymns, Vers­es, and Chants (Lon­don: Hod­der & Stough­ton, 1876).

Music: Dun­dee Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1615 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George Rawson (1807–1889)


Thou who Thy­self didst sanctify,
And set Thy­self apart,
Thy servant’s purpose ratify,
The purpose of his heart.

In reverence he himself would yield
To be Thy soldier true,
And in high places of the field
Thy glo­ri­ous work to do.

Captain divine, his name enroll;
In token let him feel
The fire from Heav’n within his soul,
The ever burning zeal!

Give him his armor, all of light;
And with unfaltering breath,
Lord, make him Thy great battle fight,
And faithful be, to death!

He that o’ercometh, Lord, with Thee
The morning star shall own,
The robe and palm of vic­to­ry
And the immortal crown.