Music by Andy Kenway, words by Isaac Watts, the harsh beauty of the Scottish Highlands by God the Father: and we have Am I a Soldier of the Cross.
I’m at the doctor’s office (regularly scheduled checkup) as you listen to this hymn.
*Sigh* No I’m not. I fumbled this and it’s still Sunday.
It’s been a while since I posted this one: Andy Kenway singing Am I a Soldier of the Cross, by Isaac Watts. With the stark beauty of the Scottish countryside for background.
When the Lord calls, better listen.
Yes, I know I’ve posted this hymn several times before: given the desperately evil state of our country, I find some comfort in it: Am I a Soldier of the Cross, by Isaac Watts. This version by Andy Kenway, backed up by the stark beauty of the Scottish Highlands, is my favorite.
First things first–and here the first order of business, daily, is to post a hymn.
Am I a Soldier of the Cross–written by Isaac Watts, early 18th century, sung by Andy Kenway, with the stark beauty of the Scottish Highlands in the background–this is the hymn that had hold of me the other night. It does seem more than usually appropriate, in this present age.
This glorious 18th-century hymn by Isaac Watts, Am I a Soldier of the Cross?, gets a spirited rendition by the congregation at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, TN. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
This version of Am I a Soldier of the Cross?, sung by Doris Johnson, was the No. 1 Gospel hit in February, 2016. I wonder what Isaac Watts would have thought of that? He wrote and published this hymn in 1724.
This is the hymn that’s on my mind this morning. If you have one that you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.
I’m posting this hymn again because the times cry out for it: Am I a Soldier of the Cross, words by Isaac Watts, sung by Andy Kenway.
Listen to the lyrics. I’ll bear the sword, endure the pain, supported by Thy word. We need this spirit now, in the church. It is with us now as it was in the days of Arthur.
May God revive His people’s martial spirit.
This is the hymn that’s been in my mind lately–Am I a Soldier of the Cross, by Isaac Watts, sung here by Andy Kenway… against the stark beauty of the Scottish countryside.
Listen to the words. Lyrics like these are not in fashion nowadays: “Saints… shall conquer tho’ they die.” Or, as St. Paul put it, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
Hard times are here for Christians, and harder times are coming. We’ll need courage to get through them. We’ll need faith.
But greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. God loved the world, and sent His Son to save it. We belong to Him, and He will not lose us.
This is an ancient hymn, with lyrics by Isaac Watts. Listen to this hymn: listen to the words, and don’t be daunted by the video.
Those stones mark victory.