1 Soldiers, who are Christ’s below,
Strong in faith resist the foe;
Boundless is the pledged reward
Unto them who serve the Lord.
2 ’Tis no palm of fading leaves
That the conqu'ror’s hand receives;
Joys are his, serene and pure,
Light that ever shall endure.
3 Passing soon and little worth
Are the things that tempt on earth;
Heav'nward lift your soul’s regard;
God Himself is your reward.
4 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.
|First Line:||Soldiers, who are Christ's below|
|Title:||Soldiers, Who Are Christ's Below|
|Translator:||J. H. Clark (1865)|
|Meter:||7 7 7 7|
|Scripture:||Proverbs 3:5-6; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 12:1-2; 2 Peter 5:4; Revelation 22:12|
|Topic:||Conflict; Funeral; Warfare, Christian|
|Source:||Latin hymn; Bourges Breviary, 1734|