1 Fight the good fight with all your might;
Christ is your strength, and Christ your right.
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.
2 Run the straight race through God's good grace;
Lift up your eyes, and seek His face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.
3 Cast care aside, lean on your guide;
His boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and enduring faith shall prove
Christ is your life, and Christ your love.
4 Faint not nor fear, His arms are near;
He changes not, who holds you dear;
Only believe, and you will see
That Christ is all eternally.
|First Line:||Fight the good fight with all thy might|
|Title:||Fight the Good Fight|
|Author:||John S. B. Monsell, 1811-75|
|Scripture:||1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22|
|Topic:||The Church Militant|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||The Methodist Harmonist, New York, 1821; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|