"Am I a Solder of the Cross"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis:  Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.315

	1. Am I a solder of the Cross, 
	A foll'wer 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 flow'ry 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. Sure I must fight if I would reign; 
	Increase my courage, Lord!
	I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
	Supported by Thy Word.

	5. Thy saints in all this glorious war
	Shall conquer though they die;
	They see the triumph from afar
	With faith's discerning eye.

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

Notes: Hymn #445 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Cor. 16:13 Author: Isaac Watts, 1721 Composer: Thomas Ests, 1592 Tune: "Winchester Old"
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