On to Victory

Christian, gird the armor on, There's a victory to be won (Hoffman)

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman (1894)
Tune: [Christian, gird the armor on] (Hoffman)
Published in 37 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Christian, gird the armor on,
There’s a vict’ry to be won
For the Lord, for the Lord;
Take the helmet, sword, and shield,
Forth unto the battlefield
At His Word, at His Word.

On we’ll march to victory,
Jesus will our leader be,
Jesus will our leader be;
On we’ll march to victory,
To a final and a glorious victory.

2 Let His banner be unfurl'd
Till it waves o’er all the world,
Sea to sea, shore to shore;
Till the nations all shall own
He is King, and He alone,
Evermore, evermore. [Refrain]

3 When the battle shall be done,
And the victory be won,
Conflict past, conflict past;
In our happy home above,
We’ll receive a crown of love,
At the last, at the last. [Refrain]

4 That will be an hour of joy,
Praise shall then our tongues employ,
More and more, more and more;
We shall stand before the King,
And the song of triumph sing
Evermore, evermore. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #42

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian, gird the armor on, There's a victory to be won (Hoffman)
Title: On to Victory
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman (1894)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On we'll march to victory
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns of the Christian Life #357


The Cyber Hymnal #11974


Timeless Truths #750

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