Food For Thought: Am I a Soldier of the Cross?


Am I A Soldier of the Cross?
By Isaac Watts

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?

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

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?

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

Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.

When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

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One thought on “Food For Thought: Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

  1. oh my, oh my, oh my! this is my favorite hymn. how did you find the ending? i’ve been looking for it, but the last two refrains are traditionally left out. oh, how true these words are. how challenging! why don’t we sing these in church anymore =[

    i am going to re-blog this.

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