519. Faith Is the Victory

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1 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.

Refrain:
Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O, glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.

2 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. (Refrain)

3 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. (Refrain)

4 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' conquering name. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Encamped along the hills of light
Title: Faith Is the Victory
Author: John H. Yates
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Warfare, Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Faith is the victory!
Tune Information
Name: [Encamped along the hills of light]
Composer: Ira D. Sankey
Key: E♭ Major



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