HOME ABOUT US CONTACT US DONATIONS LINKS ONLINE STORE
主頁 關於我們 聯系我們 聖工捐献 相關網頁 在綫購買

 

~Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

 

       Isaac Watts, who wrote this hymn, was the father of hymn-writing in the English language. He was born in England. His father was not a member of the state church, and was twice thrown into jail for opposing it, so that when he was a baby his mother often carried him in her arms to visit his father in prison.

       He became a minister in London. He was a little man, only about five feet tall. His health was very poor all his life, but his church took loving care of him, for he was greatly liked.

       Early in life he became wearied with the versified Psalms which the churches used and set out to compose hymns of his own. This was a new departure and met with persistent opposition, but his hymns soon became widely popular in nearly all the churches.

       This hymn was written by Dr. Watts in 1709, to follow a sermon on 1 Cor. 16:13, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

—Lindsay Terry

++++++++++

Am I A Soldier Of The Cross,

 

(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 thru 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2000-2011 Paul Lee Tan Prophetic Ministries, Inc. (PTPM). All Rights Reserved.

CONTACT:  info@TanBible.com
UNITED STATES:
P.O. Box 797803, Dallas, Texas 75379, USA ▪ (972) 931-9066
PHILIPPINES: P.O. Box 2669, Manila 1000, Philippines ▪ 63-2-365-1763

Visit us often:  www.TanBible.com   Webservant: CJT