|First Line:||Fight the good fight with all thy might|
|Title:||Fight the Good Fight|
|Author:||John Samuel Bewley Monsell, alt. (1863)|
|Scripture:||1 Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 12:1-2|
The opening phrase here (based on 1 Timothy 6:12) is not a military image but an athletic one, from a Greek verb meaning "struggle" or "grapple" or "wrestle." The sports context continues in later stanzas reflecting the experience of a runner (recalling Hebrews 12:1-2).