Expository Songs from II Timothy 2

II Timothy 2:3

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Isaac Watts’ “Am I A Soldier of the Cross?” reflects on the different things that “endure hardness” might mean:

Am I a soldier of the cross?
a follower of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause?
or blush to speak His name?

Must I be carried to the skies
on flowery beds of ease,
while others fought to win the prize,
and sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
to help me on to God?

Sure, I must fight if I would reign;
increase my courage, Lord!
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
supported by Thy Word.

Expository Songs

Am I a Soldier of the Cross? (II Timothy 2:3) (1724)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Ser­mons (1721-24)
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Much in sorrow, oft in woe (II Timothy 2:3)
Henry White
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Thy Soldier I Will Be (II Timothy 2:3)
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Faithful Men (II Timothy 2:2)
Ron Hamilton | Popularized by Ron Hamilton
YouTube | Amazon

Faithful Men (II Timothy 2:2) (1985)
Twila Paris | Popularized by Twila Paris
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

A Salvation Soldier (II Timothy 2:3-4)
Frederick Booth-Tucker

I Am A Soldier (II Timothy 2:3-4)
Kyla Rowland | Popularized by Tribute Quartet
YouTube | Amazon

I’ve Enlisted in the Service (II Timothy 2:3)
William J. Henry
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Soldiers of Christ, Arise (II Timothy 2:3)
Charles Wesley
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Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (II Timothy 2:3)
George Duffield
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While some may run an easy pace (II Timothy 2:3)

It is not death to die (II Timothy 2:11-12)
César Malan, George W. Bethune
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See, What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn) (II Timothy 2:12) (2003)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

How Firm a Foundation (II Timothy 2:19) (1787)
Anonymous | Popularized by A Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors by John Rip­pon (1787)
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Speak gently—it is better far (II Timothy 2:24)
G.W. Hangford
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Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God (II Timothy 2:15)
Alfred Smith