Am I a Soldier of the Cross ~ Hymn

 

Am I a Soldier of the Cross

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.

~ Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts wrote this hymn in conjunction with a sermon he was giving on I Corinthians 16:13 (published 1721-4)

I Corinthians 16:13 ~ “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.”

ht: Cyberhymnal

8 thoughts on “Am I a Soldier of the Cross ~ Hymn

  1. Good morning Ellen B.,
    Such words of wisdom for a Sunday morn. It is true this world is a vile place, but the grace that is available to help us through it is AMAZING!
    I hope you have a blessed Sunday!
    🙂 Cori G.

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