Scripture Verse

Like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3


Words: J. Jack­son, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), page 33.

Music: Fa­ri­da­bad John R. Swe­ney, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as S. J. Rob­son, Swe­ney’s pseu­do­nym.

If you know Jack­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


At our post, as val­iant sol­diers,
Bearing each our sword and shield;
This our watch­word now and ev­er:
We will die, but ne­ver yield.


At our post, no step must fal­ter,
Let us stand with one ac­cord,
Beating back the wa­ry tempt­er,
In the name of Christ the Lord.

At our post, no step must fal­ter,
At our post, no time to sleep;
We must guard the roy­al stan­dard,
Every eye a watch must keep.


At our post in ac­tive du­ty
Whensoe’er the Lord shall call;
At our post and faith­ful ser­vants
May He find us one and all.