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Hymn score of: I came and saw, and hoped to conquer - The Good Fight (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ My Song - 1956

I came and saw, and hoped to conquer - The Good Fight
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Good Fight.

1. I came and saw, and hoped to conquer,
  as the great Roman once had done:
his was the one hour's torrent shock of battle;
  my field was harder to be won. PDF - Midi

2. I came and saw, but did not conquer;
  the foes were fierce, their weapons strong:
I came, I saw, but yet I did not conquer;
  for me the fight was sore and long.

3. They said the war was brief and easy;
  a word, a look, would crush the throng:
to some it may have been a moment's conflict;
  to me it has been sore and long.

4. They said the threats were coward bluster;
  to brave men they could work no wrong:
so some may boast of swift and easy battle;
  to me it has been sore and long.

5. And yet I know that I shall conquer,
  though sore and hard the fight may be;
I know, I know I shall be more than victor,
  through him who won the fight for me.

6. I fight, not fearful of the issue,
  my victory is sure and near;
yet not the less with hand and eye all watchful,
  grasp I my buckler and my spear.

7. For I must fight if I would conquer;
  'tis not by flight that fields are won:
and I must conquer, if I would inherit
  the victor's joy, and crown, and throne.

Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 50-51.

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