Faith Is the Victory

      Faith Is the Victory (1/28/2011)
      Faith Is the Victory (9/23/2011)

Words: John H. Yates
Music:  Ira D. Sankey

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise,
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Chorus

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith they, like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er ev’ry field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.

Chorus

On ev’ry hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ‘neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.

Chorus

To him that overcomes the foe
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in Heav’n;
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame;
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.

Chorus

Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory
That overcomes the world.

3 Responses to Faith Is the Victory

  1. Camille Roberts says:

    I wish I’d found this website sooner. Hearing wonderful acapella music is water to my thirsty soul. Thank you,God!

  2. Bill ill says:

    It was a little flat and music would really help but I appreciate hearing some of the old hymns of the 1800. It would be great to sing some of the newer hymns with music — I espercially like sing sing sing.

  3. Sheila Simpson says:

    Sorry you were ill, Bill.
    I did Not think these singing voices were “flat.”
    The singing voices were beautiful, as always.
    And, I love the words.

    I hope you understand that humans have a soul,
    instruments do NOT.

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