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Soldiers of Christ (Arlington) 73b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Thomas A. Arne, 1762; Arranged by Ralph Harrison, 1784
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1724
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
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?

Am I a Soldier of the Cross,, Stanza 1
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?

Am I a Soldier of the Cross,, Stanza 2
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?

Am I a Soldier of the Cross,, Stanza 3