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The cross the pledge of victory

Church of Christ by grace redeemed

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Church of Christ by grace redeemed]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Church of Christ by grace redeemed,
Cloth’d from heav’n all gloriously,
To the field where conflict wages
March victoriously;
Raise the banner of the King,
Stain’d with Jesus precious blood,
And advance upon the foe
As an overwhelming flood.

Refrain:
On soldiers of the King, to victory, victory!
On, and the Cross of Christ you glorious ensign be!
Onward, forward, valiantly!
Onward, forward loyally!
Let the cross of Jesus be
Pledge and sign of victory.

2 Men of Jesus, up awake!
Turn your faces to the sun!
Freshened faith and courage take,
And march unfalt’ring on!
Raise your banner to the sky,
Wave it to the passing breeze;
It must be up-borne until
He ruleth o’er the land and seas. [Refrain]

3 Glorious ensign, hold thou sway,
Over ev’ry land and sea!
Cross of Jesus, conquer on
Till earth redeemed shall be!
All the kingdoms of this world
Must be own for Christ our King;
Men of Jesus, forward, march!
And songs of glorious vict’ry sing. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #66

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: Church of Christ by grace redeemed
Title: The cross the pledge of victory
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: On, soldiers of the King, to victory

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #202Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #202Page Scan
Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #66TextAudioPage Scan



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