Fear nothing [of] what thou art about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give to thee the crown of life. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. faithful unto death “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” It will not be very long, dear fellow soldiers of the cross, until the battle will be over, the victory won; for the “King’s own” are called to victory and not to defeat. This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central. Book Title: Anthology of sacred song Subtitle: Celebrated arias selected from oratorios by old and modern composers Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.