Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "Fight the Good Fight" lyrics, John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811-April 9, 1875), was born in St. Columb's, Londonderry, Ireland and achieved fame as a vicar, poet and hymn writer of over 300 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Fight the Good Fight", William Boyd (1847-February 16, 1928), was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and became famous as a vicar, composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Fight the Good Fight
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811 to April 9, 1875)
Nationality of Author: Irish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Boyd (1847 to February 16, 1928)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Fight the good fight with all thy might; Christ is thy Strength, and Christ thy Right"
First Publication Date: 1863
Fight the Good Fight Lyrics
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 His face;
Life with its way before us lies,
Christ is the Path, and Christ the Prize.
Cast care aside, upon thy Guide,
Lean, and His mercy will provide;
Lean, and the trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its Life, and Christ its Love.
Faint not nor fear, His arms are near,
He changeth not, and thou art dear.
Only believe, and thou shalt see
That Christ is all in all to thee.