The Good Fight
This stirring hymn was written by John Samuel Bewley Monsell, LL.
D., who was born at St. Coumbís, Londonderry, Ireland, March 2, 1811.
He died on April 9, 1875, at Guildford, England, where he fell
from the roof of his church, which was being rebuilt
All of Dr. Monsellís hymns are full of beauty and expression.
This hymn was first printed in 1863, and was entitled ďThe
Fight of Faith.Ē
Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might
Fight the good fight with all Thy might,
is Thy strength and Christ Thy right;
hold on life, and it shall be
joy and crown eternally.
Run the straight race through Godís good grace,
up Thine eyes and seek His face;
with its way before us lies,
is the path and Christ the prize.
care aside, lean on Thy guide;
boundless mercy will provide;
and Thy trusting soul shall through Christ
its life and Christ its love.
not nor fear, His arms are near;
changeth not, and Thou art dear;
believe, and Thou shalt see
Christ is all in all to Thee.
Paul, Steve Greenís MIDI Hymnal, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos
Research Systems, Inc.) 1998.