A Soldier of the Cross

Verse 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?

Refrain:
In the name of Christ the King,
Who hath purchas’d life for me,
Thro’ grace I’ll win the promised crown,
Whate’er my cross may be.

Verse 2:
Must I be carried to the skies,
On flower beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed thro’ bloody seas?

Verse 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?

Verse 4:
Since I must fight if I would reign,
Increase my courage, Lord!
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy word.

Isaac Watts/Ira D. Sankey

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