Song: Am I a Soldier in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Details

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Watts, Isaac

Page 193
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 204
Meter: C. M.
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Arlington, #204

Lyrics

Verse 1
Am I a soldier of the cross–
A foll’wer of the Lamb,–
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?

Verse 2
Must I be carried to the skies
On flow’ry beds of ease;
While others fought to win the prize,
And sail’d 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.