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Song of victory

Christ is our captain, sin our foe

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Christ is our Captain, Sin our foe]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ is our Captain, Sin our foe—
Onward, then, ye soldiers brave.
List to his orders! Forward go!
Many dying souls to save.
Fight till the conflict shall be won,
Never lay your armor down.
Victory! Victory!
Shout, shout the sound.

Vict’ry shall be ours,
Let the song of triumph ring,
Vict’ry shall be ours,
While we battle for our King;
Vict’ry shall be ours,
Glad the message now we bring;
Victory! Victory!
For our Saviour, King.

2 Under the banner of the cross,
Bravely to the conflict go;
Fear not the dangers, count no loss,
Fighting such a mighty foe.
Loud tho’ the battle’s din and roar,
Louder rings the victor’s song—
Victory! Victory!
Sing loud and long. [Refrain]

3 What tho’ the day be dark and drear—
Even tho’ the conflict’s long;
Christ is the Captain, comrade, cheer,
Mighty is his arm and strong.
Soon for the faithful he will call,
They shall all rewarded be –
Victory! Victory!
Shout victory. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #124

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is our captain, sin our foe
Title: Song of victory
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Victory shall be ours



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The Old Story in Song #124

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