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Am I a soldier of the Cross A follower of the Lam




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,
While 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 to 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,
By faith they bring it nigh.


When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through skies,
The glory shall be Thine.


---Alternative verses---


Am I a soldier of the cross,
And pledged to bear its shame,
And shall I fear to own Christ's ause,
Or blush to speak His Name?


Are there no foes for me to face*?
Must I not stem the flood?
Shall sloth and faintness win Thy peace,
O THou, the martyr's God?


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


The fearless heart Thou wilt sustain;
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,
And seize it with their eye.


Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They view the triumph from afar,
And seize it with their eye.


When That illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through skies,
The glory shall be Thine.



Are we the soldiers of the cross?
The followers of the Lamb?
And shall we fear to own his cause,
Or blush to speak his name?


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


Are there no foes for us to face?
Must we not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help us on to God?


Sure we must fight, if we would reign;
Increase our courage, Lord.
We'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1721-1724
      Bible Refs: 1 Co 16:13;
      MUSIC
      Name: BALERMA
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1833
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 6
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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