I Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
It is perhaps easy to confuse this passage with a parallel passage at the end of II Timothy (4:7) where Paul says that he has fought the good fight. This passage is an exhortation, not an autobiographical statement. Most writers who approach either passage tend to use the exhortation approach, one example being John Monsell and William Boyd’s “Fight the Good Fight”:
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 Christ’s face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.
Cast care aside; lean on thy guide.
God’s boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ its love.
Faint not nor fear: God’s arms are near.
God changeth not, and thou art dear.
Only believe, and thou shalt see
that Christ is all in all to thee.
Fight the Good Fight (I Timothy 6:12) (1983)
David Binion | Popularized by The Nelons
Father! all is of thy giving (I Timothy 6:17)