1 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?
2 Must I be carried to the skies
on flowery beds of ease,
while others fought to win the prize,
and sailed through bloody seas?
3 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?
4 Sure, I must fight if I would reign;
increase my courage, Lord;
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
supported by thy word.
|First Line:||Am I a soldier of the cross|
|Title:||Am I a Soldier of the Cross|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Scripture:||1 Timothy 6:12; Mark 8:38; 1 Corinthians 16:13; Matthew 16:24; Hebrews 11:36-37; Romans 8:36-39; Matthew 10:22; 2 Timothy 2:3; John 1:29-39; 2 Timothy 1:12; Luke 9:23|
|Topic:||Conflict: Spiritual; Conflict & Victory|
|Composer:||Thomas A. Arne, 1710-1778|
|Key:||F Major or modal|