Stand, soldier of the cross,

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    CGS No.: 
    589

    Verse 1
    Stand, soldier of the cross,
    Thy high allegiance claim,
    And vow to hold the world but loss
    For thy Redeemer's Name.

    Verse 2
    Arise, and be baptized,
    And wash thy sins away;
    Thy league with God be solemnized,
    Thy faith avouched today.

    Verse 3
    Our heavenly country now,
    Our Lord and Master, thine,
    Receive imprinted on thy brow
    His passion's awful sign.

    Verse 4
    No more thine own, but Christ's ---
    With all the saints of old,
    Apostles, seers, evangelists,
    And martyr throngs enrolled.

    Verse 5
    In God's whole armour strong,
    Front hell's embattled powers:
    The warfare may be sharp and long,
    The victory must be ours.

    Verse 6
    Oh, bright the conqueror's crown,
    The song of triumph sweet,
    When faith casts every trophy down
    At our great Captain's feet.