Soldiers of Christ (Arlington) 73b
Tune: Thomas A. Arne, 1762; Arranged by Ralph Harrison, 1784
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1724
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Am I a soldier of the cross,
A foll’wer of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?
Shall I be carried to the skies
On flow’ry 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?