We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save
We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save. Thomas Benson Pollock* (1836-1896).
First published in The Gospeller in 1875. This was the magazine that T.B. Pollock and his brother, James Samuel Pollock, edited during their time as mission priests in Birmingham. It was then added to the Second Edition of A&M (1875) in the Supplement of 1889. It had eight stanzas, written in a jaunty rhythm, beginning:
We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save, And His Banner the Cross is unfurl’d;We are pledged to be faithful and steadfast and brave Against Satan, the flesh, and the world.
Line 4 is a reference to the words of the Order of Baptism in the Book of Common Prayer, which...
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