CONFLICT AND HEROISM
|Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus|
|131||Am I a Soldier of the Cross|
|Isaac Watts, 1724||Thomas A. Arne, 1762|
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 thro' 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?
Since I must fight if I would reign,
Increase my courage, Lord !
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,