Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
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?
Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery 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!
Since I must fight if I would reign,
Increase my courage, Lord!
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy word.
Warren W. Wiersbe, On Earth as It Is in Heaven: How the Lord’s Prayer Teaches Us to Pray More Effectively (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2010), 137.