Advent Hymnals

791. A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS

Christ in Song,

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?
Or blush to speak his name?

2.
Must I be carried to the skies
On flow'ry beds of ease,
Whilst others fought to win the prize,
And sailed thro' bloody seas?
And sailed thro' bloody seas?

3.
Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend of grace,
To help me on to God?
To help me on to God?

4.
 Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord;
I'll hear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by thy word,
Supported by thy word.

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Title A Soldier of the Cross
Key B♭ Major
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First Line Am I a soldier of the cross
Author Watts
Year 1908
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Tune MILES LANE
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Subjects Christ: Prayer and Testimony Meeting; Christ: Warfare and Victory; Living His Life: Prayer and Testimony Meeting
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