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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
Words by Isaac Watts,
Music by Thomas A. Arne


"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong."

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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?

          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.


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