Fight the Good Fight

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This popular hymn encourages mankind to pursue righteousness with the guidance and strength that God provides. It is inspired by 1 Timothy 6:12 which says, "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."

1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

Songwriters John Samuel Bewley Monsell Published by Public Domain

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."


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