Hold The Fort!
By A. D. Peisker
“Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander!
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!
'Hold the fort, for I am coming!’
Jesus signals still;
Wave the answer back to heaven,
‘By Thy grace we will!’”
– P. P. Bliss
Jesus in the last days of His life upon earth foretold furious attacks of the enemy. He told of darkness and confusion which were sure to come. He told of distress and perplexity, of men’s hearts failing them for fear. He told of strife, and of suffering, and of death for His name’s sake. But He also told of His return to bring ultimate victory and deliverance. Trusting the truth of that promise His followers throughout the years have found courage to be steadfast.
He also taught His disciples, “Occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13). So still today, brave soldiers of the Cross, undaunted, wave back the answer, “By Thy grace we will!”
– From Pilgrim Holiness Advocate.