Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Soldiers of Christ, In Truth Arrayed

The following hymn has been sung at the commencement excercises at Southern Baptist Seminary since its inception and when we read the lyrics we see that it has been for good reason. Let's meditate on these lyrics and ask ourselves what we are doing for the cause of Christ.

Soldiers In Christ, In Truth Arrayed

Soldiers of Christ, in truth arrayed,
A world in ruins needs your aid:
A world by sin destroyed and dead;
A world for which the Savior bled.
His Gospel to the lost proclaim,
Good news for all in Jesus’ Name;
Let light upon the darkness break
That sinners from their death may wake.
Morning and evening sow the seed,
God’s grace the effort shall succeed.
Seedtimes of tears have oft been found
With sheaves of joy and plenty crowned.
We meet to part, but part to meet
When earthly labors are complete,
To join in yet more blest employ,
In an eternal world of joy.
-Lyrics by Basil Manly Jr.

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