The Story Behind Fight the Good Fight
"Fight The Good Fight" is a traditional, classic favorite hymn and Christian song It was written by Rev. John Samuel Bewley Monsell and published in Hymns of Love and Praise for the Church’s Year (1863). It is sung to the tune Pentecost, written in 1864 by William Boyd.
The hymn is based on the King James Bible's version of Paul's First Epistle to Timothy, Chapter 6, verse 12: "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." The hymn lyrics urge the listener to "Fight the good fight," "lay hold on life," "run the straight race," "cast care aside", and "faint not nor fear."
Popular Hymn Lyrics with Story and Meaning
Day by Day and With Each Passing Moment
Jesus Loves Me
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty