Am I a soldier of the Cross

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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?
  In the name, the precious name,
  Of Him who died for me,
Through grace I'll win the promised crown,
    Whate'er my cross may be.
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Must I be carried to the skies
  On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize
  And sailed through bloody seas?
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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?
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Since I must fight if I would reign,
  Increase my courage, Lord!
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
  Supported by Thy Word.
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Edward Mitchell Jr

Crestview, FL, United States

Woke-up this morning with this song on my heart. Witnessing the intense spiritual warfare that is going on and those that proclaim they are Christians are standing by, actually laying down instead of fighting. I hadn't sung this song in a long time, it was one of the foundation songs when I was growing up. Yet the words ring true. As believers and followers of Christ we are the last hope for a nation that is rapidly turning away from God!


Soldier For Christ

Private, United States

"Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize And sailed through bloody seas?

"Since I must fight if I would reign, Increase my courage, Lord!" I first heard the above words of this hymn quoted by the late renowned Evangelist Dr. CD Brooks during an evangelistic campaign when he preached on the subject of the Dark Ages. I'll never ever forget it. God help us to practice the true faith once delivered to the saints.


Keith G

Houston, TX, United States

Thank God for the lyrics of this hymn that remind us of what Paul said in his valedictory (2 Timothy 4:7) that this Christian journey is a fight. And we ought not expect that the world that is influenced by Christ's enemy is going to make it easy for us.


Captaintonytaylor

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Great inspirational and we fight the attempted shut down of Churches with COVID 2020 and riots. Lord bless thee and keep thee


J. Kevin Watts

Ksm, Kenya

This is a wonderful song that stand as open rebuke to the Christian world that has lost the zeal for missionary and straitness of the word. Thus the church faces no opposition since the bare same resemblance to the world. None will makes through bed of roses while other strive hard to enter through the straight gate. Lord Have mercy for we are encompassed with so great cloud of witness. How the shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation


Dr. John Danford

Charleston, SC, United States

waking up every day with the words of this song on our lips. waht a battle cry! we are in a spiritual battle. but praise be to God '" it is finished!" Christ has triumphed!


Tom

Woodbury, Minnesota, United States

The words are so powerful and so convicting. The version we sang in our church had different music than is provided here. It was more (appropriately) somber and hence convicting to me. Nevertheless, I want to keep these words displayed in my workplace and office to keep me focused on how I am called to live.


Isaac Schmidt

Houston, TX, United States

" Must I be carried to the skies, on earth flowery beds of ease, while my brother fight for Messiah's prize & sail through bloody seas.

Since I must fight if I would reign, increase my courage Lord! I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, supported by Thy Word. "


Kay

Madison, FL-Florida, United States

My WONDERFUL, DEAR LATE GREAT UNCLE Use To ALWAYS Sing This Hymn in My Childhood Church.... This Was One of His FAVORITE Hyms, He Was A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART!!!! SLEEP IN The ARMS Of JESUS, UNCLE CLARENCE!!!

Now, this is becoming one of my favorite hymns.... This is MY LIFE!!!!


Wanyonyi

Nairobi, Kenya

Great song.