Fight the good fight with all thy might!
Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right;
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.
Run the straight race through God’s good grace
Lift up thine eyes, and seek his face;
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path and Christ the prize.
Cast care aside, lean on thy guide;
His boundless mercy will provide;
Trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ is love.
Faint not nor fear, his arms are near;
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe and thou shalt see
That Christ is all in all to thee.
by John S.B. Monsell, 1811-1875