609 ~ 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, Whilst 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 of 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, With 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.