The victory song

Christian warrior, sing the victory song

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Christian warrior, sing the vict'ry song]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christian warrior, sing the vict’ry song,
Ye who to the winning side belong;
Soon from shore to shore and sea to sea,
Jesus Christ shall conqu’ror be.

Refrain:
Vict’ry perches now on Israel’s banners,
Lift your voices,
Sing your loud hosannas,
Victory is near, yes, victory is near;
Christ shall conq’ror be.
Night is waning, morning light is breaking,
Heathen nations from their slumber waking,
Victory is near, yes, Victory is near,
Christ shall conq’ror be.

2 In all lands the story must be told,
Then our eyes His coming must behold;
Prostrate at His feet all nations fall,
Hail and crown Him Lord of all. [Refrain]

3 Shine on, shine on, Sun of righteousness,
With thy glory-beams the land to bless;
Superstition’s night shall fade away,
At the dawn of promised day. [Refrain]

4 Honor, pow’r and glory ever be
Unto Him who gives the victory;
Jesus Christ, thy triumph now we sing,
Saviour, Lord, and coming King. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #93

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian warrior, sing the victory song
Title: The victory song
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Victory perches now on Isr'l's banners

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Songs for the King's Business #47

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Songs of Help #93

Songs of Praise and Power #d28

The New Evangel #d31

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