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CONFLICT AND HEROISM


Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
 



131 Am I a Soldier of the Cross
(ARLINGTON. C.M.)
Isaac Watts, 1724 Thomas A. Arne, 1762
 


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 ?

2.
Must I be carried to the skies,

On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed thro' bloody seas ?

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?

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. Amen.





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