Fight the good fight with all thy might

Fight the good fight with all thy might!
Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right;
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.
Run the straight race through God’s good grace,
Lift up thine eyes, and seek His face;
Life with its way before us lies,
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.
Cast care aside, lean on thy Guide;
His boundless mercy will provide;
Trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ its love.
Faint not nor fear, His arms are near,
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe, and thou shalt see
That Christ is all in all to thee.
Caroline Cochrane

Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

This just popped into my head after my arthritic pain made me resolve to 'fight the good fight' until He comes for us. Haven't sung it since I was a kid, but the words came back to me pretty well. Like Catherine Mary, I was so comforted by the line 'Faint not, nor fear.. ' It was like My Jesus was giving me a spiritual hug right there! We are so blessed to have these wonderful old hymns still in circulation. They speak to us and encourage us, as with every generation.

Chinedu Chukwujekwu

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This is one of my favourite hymn; it motivates me and strengthens me. This inspirational hymns also reminds us that we would be faced with trails, temptations and challenges but that we should trust in God with all our heart and lean not on our understanding nor strength. By doing so, we shall surely triumph.

Catherine Mary

London, United Kingdom

I have MS and have a particularly bad couple of days

But this night l had it's 1. 30 AM l was awoken with the last verse running around my my head..

Faint not nor fear, His arms are near,

He changeth not, and thou art dear; ..

Thank you internet for reminding me of the rest

And thank you Lord for loving me and sending me this just when l needed You! AMEN!

Ugo M.

Akpakpa, Cotonou, Benin

I was just feeling weary, lonely and defeated when suddenly I remembered this song and after singing and listening to it, I became joyous with hope and encouragement. Thank You Holy Spirit, my ever present Lover and friend 🙏🏻

Barbara Summers

Horncastle, Lincoln, United Kingdom

I was feeling battle weary this morning, having fought the good fight for righteousness and the words to his hymn suddenly fell into my mind. I had a good sing but had to look up the final words to the first verse!

Lani Reynolds

Camarillo, CA, United States

Thank you for sharing the words here. So beautiful and true.

Morgan Christen

Epiquerez, Switzerland

Thank you for providing the words of this hymn. I shall be using it for our online prayer group. God bless you!

Philile Bhengu

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

The fight is not over yet

Be strong and courageous

Jackie Macrostie

Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom

I was reading Joshua 18 how God had given the land to the Israelites but they hadn't taken possession of it, and was struck by how much God has given us ( status of beloved children, access to his presence in joy, belonging, security, peace, power to build his kingdom in the strength of the holy spirit) and how much of this I still don't claim. I remembered this hymn although I haven't sung it in years and was blessed as these truths settled deeper into my soul. God has given us so much, and by trusting in Christ who has won the victory we can enjoy such blessings today.


Lagos, Nigeria

one of my favourite hymn. It's spirit lifting. Brought me up from bed this morning. I will share it with my daughter. Thank you Jesus