Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hymn of the Week: Faith Is The Victory

I John 5:4b: ...and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
No matter who wins the elections Tuesday, there will still be a God.

No matter who wins the elections Tuesday, we still have a responsibility—and a privilege—to put our faith in Him.

No matter who wins the elections Tuesday, we recognize that at the heart of it all, our battles are foremost spiritual battles, and not electoral ones.

And no matter who wins on Tuesday, we recognize that victory comes by faith—faith in the God of the Universe Who made us, loves us, guides us, and keeps us. Any one of us can "win" in that battle.

Faith Is The Victory

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.


Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

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 every field.
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.


On every 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.


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 hill of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring Name.


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