7990. A Soldier Of The Cross

1 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 of Christ the King,
Who hath purchased life for me,
Thro’ grace I’ll win the promised crown,
Whate’er my cross may be.

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

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? [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Am I a soldier of the cross
Title: A Soldier Of The Cross
Author: Isaac Watts (1721-4)
Author (refrain): Ira Sankey
Refrain First Line: In the name of Christ the King
Language: English
Source: Appended to Watts's Sermons, published 1721-4, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Am I a soldier of the cross]
Composer: Ira David Sankey
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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