Fight the Good Fight with all thy Might

This hymn, based on Paul's letters to Timothy, was written in 1871 by John S. B. Monsell (1811-1875), who was a Church of Ireland minister.

With meter 6.6.6.6.8.8, tunes it is set to include:
  • PENTECOST (Boyd) by William Boyd (1847-1928)
  • DUKE STREET, credited to John Hatton (1710-1793)
  • RUSHFORD by Henry G Ley 1936.


Downloads


Examples

Congregation with organ, tune DUKE STREET:



Duet with brass backing - recorded from an Edison cylinder:



Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:



Instrumental - organ:


Lyrics

Traditional English:

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 Christ's face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

Cast care aside; lean on thy guide.
God's boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ its love.

Faint not nor fear: God's arms are near.
God changeth not, and thou art dear.
Only believe, and thou shalt see
that Christ is all in all to thee.


Modern language:

Fight the good fight with all your might.
Christ is your strength and Christ your right.
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.

Run the straight race through God's good grace;
Lift up your eyes, and seek Christ's face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

Cast care aside; lean on your guide.
God's boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and your trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ its love.

Faint not nor fear: God's arms are near.
God changs not, and you are dear.
Only believe, and you shall see
That Christ is all in all to thee.

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