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When the Battle's Over
Words by Isaac Watts
Arranged by William B. Blake

2 Timothy 4:7, 8

          1. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
          2. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
            the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:  and not to me only, but unto
            all them also that love his appearing.

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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?

            Chorus
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown!
            Yes, we shall wear a crown!  Yes, we shall wear a crown!
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a bright and shining crown;
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem.

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

            Chorus
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown!
            Yes, we shall wear a crown!  Yes, we shall wear a crown!
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a bright and shining crown;
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem.

          Sure I must fight if I would win,
          Increase my courage, Lord;
          I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,
          Supported by Thy Word.

            Chorus
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown!
            Yes, we shall wear a crown!  Yes, we shall wear a crown!
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a crown (wear a crown)
            Wear a bright and shining crown;
            And when the battle's over we shall wear a crown
            In the new Jerusalem.


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