Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "I have Fought the Good Fight" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "I have Fought the Good Fight", H. A. Whitehead (Early 1700's-Late 1700's),
was born in London, England and
became famous as a musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: I have Fought the Good Fight
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: H. A. Whitehead (Early 1700's to
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: ""I the good fight have fought," O when shall I declare"
First Publication Date:
I have Fought the Good Fight Lyrics
"I the good fight have fought,"
O when shall I declare?
The victory by my Savior got,
I long with Paul to share.
O may I triumph so,
When all my warfare's past;
And dying, find my latest foe
Under my feet at last!
This blessèd word be mine,
Just as the port is gained,
"Kept by the power of grace divine,
I have the faith maintained."
The apostles of my Lord,
To whom it first was given,
They could not speak a greater word,
Nor all the saints in Heaven.