1. When I came into his life he was getting on in years
Still strong enough to work, but soft enough for tears.
Eyes so full of wisdom, a heart as pure as gold,
Never once afraid of dying, but he dreaded growing old.


The soldier won the battle, He's in gloryland somewhere.
The soldier won the battle, no more aging there.
Living now with Jesus, waiting 'til I come
Busy for the Master, forever always young.

2. I never knew another man that could love so much.
He was firm in his convictions, but tender with his touch.
Strictly from the old school, each thing was right or wrong,
And the weakening of his body just made his spirit strong.


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